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February 1st, 2010

Gateway — Multipoint Broadband Net In Nigeria

Gateway Communications Nigeria, headquartered in Lagos, has announced a contract with Cambridge Broadband Networks to create the Nigeria’s largest point to multipoint broadband wireless network. Gateway will use Cambridge Broadband’s VectaStar II platform to provision 130 hubs and 5,000 terminal stations that will deliver last mile broadband connections across Nigeria.

Gateway Communications are building a pan-African, MPLS network that covers every major African city and has acquired 10.5GHz spectrum licences for point to multipoint in Nigeria to further the project. The company will roll out wireless broadband services across 10 Nigerian states in 2010, with Port Harcourt and Abuja scheduled to go live in March. It is anticipated that a further 26 states will go live through 2011. The deal follows Gateway’s successful roll out of its award winning AirlinkTM and MetroLinkTM wireless broadband services, using 10.5GHz solutions in Lagos.