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Hormuud Telecom Somalia Extends Network with Harris Stratex Networks Technology

Global News - Middle East/Africa

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., a leading provider of wireless solutions that enable the evolution of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks, announced that Hormuud Telecom Somalia, Inc., placed an order for 100 of its high capacity Eclipse™ radios, increasing the existing installed base by 50 percent. 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 Harris Stratex and Hormuud Telecom, which has already installed over 200 Eclipse series radios.

Hormuud Telecom Somalia, Inc. is the leading telecommunications services provider in southern and central Somalia and offers a variety of telecommunications services 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 have 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 4000 people, comprised of full-time and part-time staff, dealers, and so forth, across its telecommunication engineering, customer services, sales, and marketing departments.

"We are happy to sign this expansion agreement with Harris Stratex 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 Harris Stratex 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-proof network carrying both voice and data," said Trevor Burchell, vice president of sales Africa at Harris Stratex Networks. "I look forward to a continued relationship and increasing the teamwork and transfer of skills that has proven to be successful thus far."

Harris Stratex 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 Harris Stratex' close partnerships with the region's operators.

About Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.
Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless solutions that enable the evolution of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks. The company offers reliable, flexible, and scalable wireless network solutions, backed by comprehensive professional services and support. Harris Stratex Networks serves all global markets, including mobile network operators, public safety agencies, private network operators, utility and transportation companies, government agencies, and broadcasters. Customers in more than 135 countries depend on Harris Stratex Networks to build, expand, and upgrade their voice, data, and video solutions. Harris Stratex Networks is recognized around the world for innovative, best-in-class wireless networking solutions and services. For more information, visit
www.harrisstratex.com.

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