Municipality of Nama Khoi in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa has recently deployed Alvarion’s (News - Alert) BreezeNET B solution to connect six remote municipality offices within Africa.
The Nama Khoi Municipality in the Northern Cape has its head office in Springbok and many local municipalities and smaller communities rely on Nama Khoi for services and utilities.
“The connectivity we’re experiencing with Alvarion’s network is so reliable and fast, there are times when I actually forget that we’re running a wireless solution,” states Brandon Love, Chief Technology Officer, Nama Khoi Municipality. “Thanks to the care taken in scoping the project and choosing a solution that was proven in the region, our previous difficulties have been eliminated.”
The major challenge for the wireless network to work appropriately in this place is the extreme temperatures and adverse conditions. Now the new deployment is enabling the Nama Khoi Municipality to deliver critical data and transactional activity in real-time and also build an infrastructure that will support additional services while saving operating costs.
The BreezeNET family of products provides efficient, cost-effective, secured point-to-point networking solutions. BreezeNET is optimized for building-to-building connectivity, covering distances of more than 60 km (37 miles) in difficult environments and weather conditions.
Alvarion has installed this innovative solution in six remote offices to connect over four repeater sites in just two weeks. With the BreezeNET B’s connectivity, residents in the Northern Cape Province are able to purchase electricity, pay taxes and conduct their municipal business online without any need to travel far distances either on foot or at considerable transport costs.
“We are pleased we could provide the municipality with a wireless network that opens the door for a number of potential community improvement projects,” states Zeev Farkash, VP of Sales at Alvarion.
Farkash said that this solution creates a firm foundation for Nama Khoi to pursue other cost containment initiatives that would otherwise be impossible without high-speed, reliable connectivity.
Edited by Brooke Neuman