InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea
18 November 2016
Cambridge Broadband Networks, a market leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP), has today announced a landmark partnership with InterCEL + (www.InterCel-Guinee.com), a subsidiary of Expresso Telecoms Group, to build a major wireless network that will distribute high-capacity broadband from the ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) submarine fibre system to major urban and business regions in Guinea.
Utilising CBNL’s VectaStar PMP solution, InterCEL + has already established phase one of the network in the capital city of Conakry, offering businesses up to a tenfold increase in bandwidth compared to the legacy WiMAX links they had previously been limited to. In the following phases, InterCEL + will extend connectivity to major urban areas along the coast and inland to the under-served mining regions, which have previously lacked substantial broadband provision.
The project is set to provide a significant boost to local economies across Guinea, offering businesses affordable access to fibre-like broadband speeds that enable a wealth of advanced communications. With the mining sector representing 15 percent (http://APO.af/5kj6Wh) of Guinea’s Gross Domestic Product, the network will drive enormous benefits for the nation.
VectaStar’s highly efficient business case played a central role in realising the project, offering up to 50 percent total cost of ownership savings over alternative carrier-grade point-to-point technology. This has already enabled InterCEL + to deploy area coverage of 600Mbps across many areas of Conakry, which businesses can connect to in just a matter of days.