WiMAX Featured Articles

More WiMAX Community Stories

March 01, 2011

Greenpacket Inks WiMAX Deal with Aptics Trading

By Jai C.S.
TMCnet Contributor

Greenpacket, a developer of mobile broadband and networking solutions, has signed a WiMAX (News - Alert) modem supply deal with Zimbabwe Internet service and VoIP provider Aptics Trading.

Through this deal Greenpacket is said to have consolidated its position well in the African WiMAX space. With four contract wins within a one-year period, Greenpacket now has more than 35 percent of the African mobile WiMAX market.

 “Our consecutive wins in the region prove that we have become the firm favorite. We attribute our success to engaging with operators directly. We have built significant traction in countries like South Africa, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Nigeria where we are confident of capturing more market share. Our products fit the region’s operational landscape where operators highly appreciate the key features of Greenpacket modems such as high gain antenna, high transmission power and voice capabilities,” Kelvin Lee, senior general manager of Green Packet (News - Alert) Berhad, said in a statement.

Greenpacket believes that mobile WiMAX technology appeals to greenfield operators as it bridges the gap left open by limited wireline infrastructure. The lower cost of deployment suits Africa’s challenging economic landscape where ARPU (average revenue per user) is low but demand for broadband is high.

Commenting on the deal, Jahdiel Mafukidze, chief executive officer of Aptics Trading, said, “Our commitment is to deliver high-quality broadband experiences and service to our customers. This is why we have chosen Greenpacket’s award winning WiMAX modems as they have proven to deliver best-in-class performance. On top of that, the Greenpacket team has demonstrated world-class customer service levels and intense commitment to the advancement of 4G wireless technology with their innovative product roadmap.”

Lee expressed confidence that mobile WiMAX is set for a new wave of growth driven by broadband demand in fast developing and underserved regions. On the technology front, he commented, “While there may be a convergence of technologies in the future, we cannot ignore the fact that there is current demand for broadband to answer. Greenpacket will continue to develop highly innovative products to meet these demands.”

Greenpacket is all set to launch three new 4G products within the next two quarters. The next in line is a pocket modem which will allow operators to introduce new service experiences to their customers. Lee revealed that operators have shown strong interest in its soon-to-be-released pocket modem and the Company has high expectations for the product.

Recently, Greenpacket’s DX WiMAX Indoor VoIP Modem (DX) and UH WiMAX USB High Gain Modem (UH) were each awarded the 4GWE Product of the Year Award for the most innovative products brought to market in 2010.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

comments powered by Disqus