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November 12, 2010

Africa ISP Deploys Aviat WiMAX

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor

Direct On PC Ltd., an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in West Africa, will deploy Aviat Networks’ StarMAX WiMAX Broadband system including base stations, Wireless Services Gateway (News - Alert) (WSG) and end-user devices.

This deal allows Aviat Networks, a wireless expert in advanced IP migration solutions, to provide broadband services to underserved areas of Nigeria.

Service providers can leverage Aviat Networks' high-performance WiMAX (News - Alert) system to offer a range of configuration options and services including pre-paid or post-paid accounts and secure VLAN services for enterprise and small business customers all from the same wireless network.

Each network component can be fully utilized with these capabilities, which not only maximize revenue but also maintain the flexibility to scale up capacity and coverage as required.

Aviat (News - Alert) Networks notes that the wireless infrastructure equipment and services contract includes about 200 base station locations. This equipment will first be deployed throughout Lagos and once this phase is successful subsequent installations will occur in Abuja and Port Harcourt.

"We have developed a strong reputation delivering the best broadband experience for our personal and business customers," said Mahesh Sadhwani, vice chairman of Direct On PC, in a statement. "With Aviat Networks' comprehensive worldwide experience in deploying wireless solutions and substantial local presence in Nigeria, we know the company will be a strong partner to help rapidly meet the demands of our growing market."

"Aviat Networks is very excited to work with Direct On PC," said Trevor Burchell, Aviat Networks vice president sales and service for the Africa Region, in a statement. "As Nigeria is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world, together our two companies have designed a solution that not only fulfills all current end customer expectations but also scales to meet capacity needs for future growth and applications."

Read a related article on TMCnet “Headquarters For Aviat Networks Relocated to Silicon Valley.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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