Alvarion (News - Alert), a provider of wireless connectivity solutions, has been selected by Internet Technologies Group (ITG) of Africa to upgrade the broadband services offered by its subsidiaries in the region.
Under the agreement between the two companies, Alvarion provides wireless broadband connectivity for three of its subsidiaries, Internet Technologies Angola, Internet Technologies Namibia and Internet Technologies Zambia.
The wireless connectivity provider helps Internet Technologies Angola upgrade its network from Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) to Time Division Duplexing (TDD) technology using Alvarion’s 4Motion solution in the 3.5GHz frequency band. The new WiMAX (News - Alert) 802.16e network is TD-LTE ready. The service is installed in the capital city Luanda, as well as in Lobito, Benguela and Lubango.
Meanwhile, Internet Technologies Namibia deployed Alvarion’s 4Motion 802.16e solution in the 2.5GHz frequency covering the entire capital city of Windhoek, Oshakati, and Walvis Bay offering high speed Internet and data services. An older 802.16d network was removed.
Internet Technologies Zambia has leveraged Alvarion’s BreezeCOMPACT wireless connectivity solution in the 3.5GHz band, to deliver data and Internet services to businesses and residents. The service will benefit customers in the capital city Lusaka as well as in the second and third largest cities in Zambia, Ndola and Kitwe.
BreezeCOMPACT is LTE (News - Alert) Advanced ready technology, so the deployment is aimed at serving the growing bandwidth needs in Lusaka’s business/industrial sector.
The three projects combined are valued at approximately USD2 million.
“Within a short time frame, we were able to install a complete network covering the entire capital of Namibia and we are looking forward to the Angola and Zambia projects,” said Barney Harmse, CEO of the ITG Group, in a statement.
Back in September, Alvarion revealed the city of Cleburne, Tex. installed a private wireless network using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX Extreme base stations. The network reduces the costs associated with the use of wireless broadband cards and delivers a much higher level of performance overall.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman