Internet Technologies Group chooses Alvarion for wireless broadband

15 Nov 2012

Internet Technologies Group (ITG) of Africa has chosen Alvarion to provide wireless broadband connectivity for three of its subsidiaries, Internet Technologies Angola, Internet Technologies Namibia and Internet Technologies Zambia. The three projects combined are valued at approximately USD2 million. ITG has a presence across 14 African countries, focusing on data services for business and corporate customers. Alvarion helped ITG tailor a wireless broadband solution to match the needs of its local customers in Angola, Namibia and Zambia. Barney Harmse, CEO of the ITG Group, said: ‘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.’

Internet Technologies Angola is migrating its current network from FDD to TDD technology. Alvarion’s 4Motion solution in the 3.5GHz frequency band has been selected to upgrade this network to a WiMAX 802.16e network that is TD-LTE ready. This solution will be installed around the capital city Luanda, as well as in Lobito, Benguela and Lubango, and will provide internet connectivity to SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) and business customers.

Internet Technologies Zambia will deploy Alvarion’s BreezeCOMPACT solution in the 3.5GHz band, to deliver data and internet services to businesses and residents in the capital city Lusaka as well as in the second and third largest cities in Zambia, Ndola and Kitwe. With LTE Advanced ready technology, the BreezeCOMPACT deployment is aimed at serving the growing bandwidth needs in Lusaka’s business/industrial sector.

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, Namibia’s largest commercial port city, with high speed internet and data services. An older 802.16d network was removed.

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