The telecom division of the Israeli-based MER Group (News - Alert) was selected to provide turnkey tower site solutions for two mobile operators in Mozambique.
MER will design the sites, supply the towers, construct the sites, and design and implement the hybrid energy systems used in the African nation.
"We are delighted to be working in partnership with two leading mobile operators as we take our first steps into Mozambique," Uri Bar-Yosef, general manager of Infrastructure at the telecom division, said in a statement. "Our continued expansion in Africa emphasizes our belief in the growth of Africa's mobile telecommunications market. We are confident that we can provide top-quality service to operators to help them expand and improve their networks while optimizing costs."
As of now mobile penetration Mozambique is about 49 percent. So with the new deal, additional tower sites will give operators increased coverage and offer improved network quality, the company said.
In addition, MER will provide civil workers, engineers and tower specialists to offer support. They will work locally in warehouses and facilities dedicated to logistics.
MER’s telecom division provides solutions in hardware, infrastructure, software and value-added services. Solutions are offered to network operators, telecom providers, cable operators, MVNOs, MVNEs, SIM card makers, financial companies, and government offices.
Some of the typical challenges the company addresses are inaccessible areas, environmental issues, restricted schedules and integration with legacy systems, according to a company statement.
In addition to telecom, MER Group focuses on security (such as military or homeland security services) and clean technology. The green technology offerings include solutions in wind, solar and natural gas, and in water and wastewater infrastructure.
Also, the company invests in biotechnology, materials science, and satellite communications. It has some 40 offices located worldwide.
Edited by Alisen Downey