Alvarion (News - Alert), a technology innovator in the wireless broadband communications industry, revealed that its Colombian partner Dukcom LTDA has chosen its carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution to deliver data, video and voice services in two rural networks in Antioquia and Atlantico, Colombia.
Alvarion’s carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution includes advanced carrier-grade, wireless broadband base stations operating in the 2.4 and 5 GHz unlicensed bands, using spatially adaptive Beamforming technology and interference mitigation algorithms to provide optimal connectivity, extended range, increased capacity, indoor penetration and uniform coverage.
With this technology, Dukcom will now be able to deploy fewer access points, making this a cost-effective solution for rural networks.
“Connectivity is the key to enabling rural communities cross the digital divide, helping them gain access to resources previously difficult to reach. We were pleased to work with Dukcom to give them the right solutions for their customers,” Zeev Farkash, executive vice president of Sales at Alvarion, said in a statement.
Alvarion’s extensive experience in rural broadband deployments, and the breadth of solutions in multiple technologies, has enabled the company to tailor the best-fit solution for its customers, depending on their scale, capacity, and quality of service demands.
In Atlantico, Dukcom worked with the regional telephone provider and ISP to deploy a Wi-Fi network in 19 small cities, providing coverage to businesses, households and tourists. The network is said to offer coverage to 60 percent of the residents of each of these cities at lower cost, and up to 50 percent more speed than previously available through cellular modems.
Alvarion’s solution is now believed to help the service provider to expand the network as needed to reach 100 percent coverage.
Similarly, in Antioquia, Dukcom is said to have tethered with the regional telephone provider and ISP to connect the main plaza in 115 different small cities across the province to deliver free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors.
The network is part of the regional ISP’s commitment to provide connectivity to rural areas in Antioquia.
“We selected Alvarion’s Wi-Fi solution for these two rural networks due to the unmatched coverage, capacity and quality of service their base stations provide as well as the scalability of their solution,” said Carlos Duque, general manager, Dukcom.
Edited by Braden Becker