March 8, 2017
RADWIN, a global wireless broadband provider, today announced that Paratus Telecom, the largest privately owned Pan-African telecoms operator and a leading service provider in Zambia, deployed RADWIN’s JET wireless broadband solutions.
JET Bi-Directional Beamforming PtMP provides high-capacity last mile connectivity to residential and enterprise users in Zambia’s capital Lusaka as well as in various other provinces. Paratus Telecom also installed RADWIN 2000 Point-to-Point for high-capacity backhaul whilst Beacon Telecom, RADWIN’s partner in Zambia, was responsible for project design and implementation.
Marius van Vuuren, Manager for Paratus Telecom in Zambia says they selected JET after a thorough competitive evaluation. “JET is a quick-to-market solution at a fraction of the cost of fiber. One of the biggest network challenges is interference, mainly in densely populated areas. This is largely due to many of our points-of-presence and high sites being shared sites with other operators.”
JET’s unique Bi-Directional Beamforming technology fights interference and allows Paratus Telecom to provide greater coverage with less infrastructure. With JET PtMP, it can deliver up to 50 Mbps at ranges of up to 15 km, even in challenging NLOS conditions where direct line-of-sight is obstructed by buildings or trees.
RADWIN’s ruggedized units operate in harsh weather, providing the high-speed connection customers require. The combination of RADWIN’s advanced technology and the presence of a partner like Beacon Telecom led to the successful fruition of this project. As the network continues to grow, JET will easily scale to accommodate more subscribers and deliver greater capacity.
“Telecom service providers that we work with truly value RADWIN’s carrier-grade solutions. Features such as JET’s multi-band support, NLOS and long-distance provisioning are appealing. More importantly, the fact that JET is extremely simple to install and maintain, thanks to its intuitive planning tools and simple operation position, makes it the perfect solution,” adds Beacon Telecom technical director Helit Bauberg.
RADWIN Southern Africa Sales Director Nicholas Ehrke: “JET carrier-grade systems are being adopted by leading service providers in the world, based on their commercial and technical merit. Our equipment is built to last and allows operators to roll out high-speed broadband fast and reach areas where fiber cannot reach or is not financially viable.”
“Powered by Bi-Beam™ – our revolutionary bi-directional Beamforming technology – JET dramatically reduces interference and gives service providers the optimal solution for providing high speed broadband to their residential and business customers.” he concluded.
About Paratus Telecom Group
Paratus Telecom Zambia is part of the Paratus Telecom Group, one of the largest 100% privately owned telecommunications operators in Africa with its head office in Windhoek, Namibia. Paratus Telecom in Zambia was founded as Internet Technologies Zambia in 2010.
Since inception, Paratus Telecom has established a network extending to major industrial and commercial centres throughout Zambia, with additional international points-of-presence located in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Gaborone (Botswana), Windhoek (Namibia), Luanda (Angola), Kinshasa and Lubumbashi (DRC), Lisbon (Portugal) as well as London (UK).
Paratus Zambia was issued with a Service Provider License by the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) in 2011. Paratus Telecom provides exceptional communication service to the corporate sector of the Zambian market.
Tel: +260 211 262 698
About Beacon Telecom
Beacon Telecom Limited has been operating in the African market since 2009, providing high quality, cost effective wireless broadband services and solutions for Corporates, ISPs and cellular operators in 7 African countries.