Radios leveraged for Somalian expansion

Aviat Networks, Inc. is working with Hormuud Telecom Somalia, Inc., which placed an order for 100 of its high capacity Eclipse radios, increasing the existing installed base by 50 per cent. Established in 2002 to address a telecommunications market gap in Somalia, Hormuud Telecom Somalia, Inc. is headquartered in Mogadishu, and currently serves over one million subscribers. The new deployment is part of a long standing relationship between Aviat and Hormuud Telecom, which has already installed over 200 Eclipse series radios.
Hormuud Telecom Somalia, Inc. offers a variety of telecommunications services in Southern and Central Somalia including GSM, fixed line and data services. Since its formation, Hormuud Telecom’s focus and commitment to excellence in customer care and quality of service has ensured year on year growth and Hormuud Telecom is now the nation’s number one operator in terms of subscribers and service. In addition, Hormuud Telecom has received numerous awards in recognition of its grass-roots work in developing the local community welfare including supporting educational institutions, sanitary improvement and water supply. Hormuud employs over 4,000 people, comprised of full time and part time staff, dealers, etc., across its Telecommunication Engineering, Customer Services, Sales, and Marketing Departments.
“We are happy to sign this expansion agreement with Aviat Networks, and we are looking forward to building upon our existing relationship,” said N. Olo, Hormuud Telecom’s chief procurement officer. “We work well with the regional team of Aviat Networks in Nairobi, and find their service and support capabilities a crucial aspect of partnership and operational success.”
“Our partnership with Hormuud Telecom is an important measure of our ability to support customers deploying our networks in challenging environments. The team at Hormuud has overcome numerous challenges and built a state-of- the-art future proofed network carrying both voice and data,” said Trevor Burchell, vice president of sales Africa at Aviat Networks. “I look forward to a continued relationship and increasing the teamwork and transfer of skills that has proven to be successful thus far.”
Aviat Networks maintains a significant presence in Africa, providing the ground technical support for the region's operators from its regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, and satellite offices across Africa. The company has developed a deep knowledge base of the local market, and in-market technical support is a key factor in developing Aviat' close partnerships with the region's operators.

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