Just days after announcing a substantial order for its 3G gateway routers from Emirates telco, Etisalat, NetComm has scored a deal to be the preferred supplier of these devices in every market in which Etisalat operates.
In an announcement to the Stock Exchange, NetComm said: "The global supply agreement establishes NetComm as a preferred supplier for all 18 of Etisalat's carriers around the globe. The agreement incorporates the supply of NetComm's new 3G21W embedded 3Grouter, the first of its kind to operate at 21Mbps using the HSPA+ standard. In addition to the 3G21W, Etisalat wants NetComm's suite of 3G devices for other countries in the region including Egypt and Saudi Arabia."
According to NetComm, Etisalat is the world's 13th largest mobile network operator with a combined customer base of 94 million and operating in 17 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Tracking the telecoms industry since 1989, Stuart has been awarded Journalist Of The Year by the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (twice) and by the Service Providers Action Network. In 2010 he received the 'Kester' lifetime achievement award in the Consensus IT Writers Awards and was made a Lifetime Member of the Telecommunications Society of Australia. He was born in the UK, came to Australia in 1980 and has been here ever since.