Pakistani deal

Wireless networking equipment maker DragonWave Inc. signs an agreement to provide Orascom Telecom Holding with 270 wireless backhaul links for a new Pakistani wireless network. Dragonwave.jpgThe Ottawa-based company’s Horizon Compact IP product will be deployed in the nationwide WiMAX network, which will be operated by Orascom’s mobile service subsidiary Mobilink. Providing data and other IP-based applications to enterprise, government and residential customers, Mobilink is using DragonWave’s technology to enable its new 3.5-gigahertz WiMAX infrastructure in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore before expanding coverage to other metropolitan areas. Global mobile carrier Orascom Telecom has more than 60 million customers in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

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