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YooMee Africa selects vendor for LTE deployment.

YooMee Africa, an internet service provider in Cameroon, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy TDD LTE networks in West and Central Africa.

YooMee Africa, which provides services to customers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, plans to expand into new markets by offering high speed broadband access using TDD LTE.

YooMee aims to deploy TDD LTE in its new markets within six months. The operator expects to build, on average, 35 to 50 sites per capital city before deploying in the remaining cities of the countries it operates in.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy a complete end-to-end TDD LTE solution consisting of eNBs, wireless backhaul and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC). The vendor will also provide professional services such as network planning, pre-launch optimisation, network integration, and start-up assistance services to accompany YooMee with its commercial rollout.

Dov Bar-Gera, CEO of YooMee Africa, said : "In addition to our efforts in Cameroon, we plan to deploy TDD LTE in other countries in which YooMee is holding the relevant licences in the coming years."

YooMee Africa is a privately held Swiss company. It was founded in 2009 by a team of telecom experienced telecoms entrepreneurs.

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