I have a good sized customer in Africa.  Their network has been built
steadily over time, and I've met the principle on several occasions.  We've
done lots of smaller projects, but always on a cash basis.

Jeff
 

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Behalf Of Tom Sharples
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 4:57 PM
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Exactly the same experience here. Lots of talk, long-winded network design,
layout, and bidding process with numerous tweaks and revisions, and
ultimately .... nothing. Complete waste of time for us, but I don't see what
they get out of it either (?)

Tom Sharples
President
Qorvus Systems, Inc.
www.qorvus.com
800.757.1571 Ext 100

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From: "Rogelio" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 11:19 AM
Subject: [WISPA] your thoughts on opps in Africa?


> Is it just me, or do African wireless opportunities rarely materialize?
>
> I've been involved in tons and tons of "big" ($10+M, in theory) projects
> where all sorts of big numbers are thrown out, but for whatever reason,
> someone never ultimately pulls the trigger.
>
> (Not sure what I'm missing, but this seems to be a running theme with
> African projects I've ever gotten pulled in on.)
>
>
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