Tel Aviv, Israel, November 8, 2012 - RADWIN (www.radwin.com), the global provider of Backhaul and Broadband Wireless solutions, today announced that Skyband, the largest service provider in Malawi, has selected RADWIN 5000 point-to-multipoint solution in the 3.3 & 3.5 GHz bands to deliver high-speed connectivity to major corporate clients on its MPLS network including banks, government institutions and enterprises. Beacon Telecom, RADWIN’s certified partner, was the distributor for the project.
RADWIN 5000 high capacity Point-to-Multipoint solution delivers up to 250 Mbps and operates seamlessly in harsh conditions in licensed and unlicensed sub-6 GHz bands. Systems deliver dedicated bandwidth per end-user, enabling operators to offer and meet agreed-upon SLAs.
Asif Kassam, CTO of Skyband: “We sought a cost-effective, high bandwidth solution and after an extensive evaluation chose RADWIN. RADWIN 5000 outperformed the competition, empowering us to provide customers with the high-capacity services they demand. We were impressed with the ease and speed in which we deployed RADWIN 5000 - it took mere hours to set up a complete working system. The systems also work in interference areas and overcome obstacles to line-of-sight which abound in the city. As we look to expand our MPLS network coverage, RADWIN is our solution of choice.”
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Peter Turvey, GM South & East Africa and Middle East, RADWIN: “RADWIN provides a comprehensive solution to service providers such as Skyband - a combination of cutting-edge products and network tools that empower operators to plan, monitor and control their far-flung networks from a single point. We have a proven track record in delivering durable systems that work in the most complex environments and enable providers to realize major cost-savings.”
About Skyband Malawi
Skyband is Malawi’s largest ISP, started in July 2000, Skyband has been instrumental in providing and introducing new technologies into Malawi, including the first wireless and WiMAX Networks, the first Public Wi-Fi Hotspots and the first MPLS network. Skyband also provides a full range of innovative Internet services, including 3G, WiMAX, VSAT, Point-to-Point and Public Wi-Fi Hotspots.
About Beacon Telecom
Founded in 2009, Beacon Telecom Limited, based in Lusaka, Zambia, is a provider of high quality, cost effective wireless broadband services and solutions for corporates, ISPs and cellular operators in Zambia and Malawi.
RADWIN is a leading provider of sub-6 GHz wireless Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint solutions. RADWIN’s solutions deliver voice, video and data with ultra-capacity for long ranges. Deployed in over 140 countries by carriers, service providers and enterprises, RADWIN’s carrier-grade solutions are ideal for a broad range of backhaul, broadband access, security and video surveillance applications.