ETI, an Internet service provider in Guinea Conakry, announced its decision to continue to use Alvarion’s (News - Alert) 4Motion 802.16e solution to expand its broadband network from the capital city, Conakry, to cover the entire country, covering an area of 246,000 square kilometers.
Alvarion is a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions. Alvarion's all-IP 4Motion solution is the foundation of the company's WiMAX (News - Alert) ecosystem, and provides a complete ecosystem at the network level, enabling operators to be most responsive to the latest consumer electronic devices, service offerings and new industry applications. With this solution, ETI (News - Alert) can easily expand coverage to high-end enterprise and residential customers.
“We are delighted to continue working with ETI on expanding its network. Winning this expansion project is positive proof of our outstanding technology and expertise,” Hezi Lapid, president and chief executive officer at Alvarion said in a statement.
“Alvarion is known as a technology leader in wireless broadband and as a high-end solution provider. This is the foundation upon which Alvarion’s leadership position in Africa was built and will be maintained,” Lapid added.
ETI has been an Alvarion customer for over a decade, using its licensed solutions to provide Internet access, voice and data services and backhauling. ETI’s network is designed to deliver voice and data services in the 2.5 GHz spectrum to a wide range of customers, including both high-end enterprise customers as well as residential customers.
Alvarion’s 4Motion is noted to be highly suitable to offer both voice and data services over the same network. With an advanced dynamic scheduling mechanism, the network prioritizes voice transmission to deliver a large number of voice sessions simultaneously enabling voice services with a MOS score equivalent to wire-line quality.
“After having gained experience with Alvarion’s 4Motion over past four years, we were confident in our decision to continue using it as we expand our network from Conakry to cover the rest of the country,” Latif Taleb, founder and chief executive officer at ETI stated.
Taleb also mentioned that Alvarion’s solution demonstrated the necessary QoS, including wire-quality voice and heavy data services that ETI required in order to deliver a superior customer experience.
In related news, Alvarion was recently selected by Internet Technologies Group (ITG) of Africa to upgrade the broadband services offered by its subsidiaries in the region. As per the deal, Alvarion will offer wireless broadband connectivity for three of its subsidiaries: Internet Technologies Angola, Internet Technologies Namibia and Internet Technologies Zambia.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey