iWayAfrica set to enhance network, deliver LTE capabilities


Kenya is set to get a connectivity boost as African Internet services provider iWayAfrica upgrades its network from fixed worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMax) to time-division long-term evolution (TD-LTE).

The company appointed fourth-generation (4G) wireless and telecoms solutions provider Telrad Networks to deploy its dual-mode solutions to enhance the connectivity for its growing base of subscribers in Nairobi, said iWayAfrica Kenya MD Ken Munyi.

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“Our upgraded network offers scalability that will help us increase customer satisfaction, expand our customer base and maximise our return on investment,” he explained.

The parties would apply Telrad’s software-defined radio solution to enable a seamless, software-only migration from WiMax to TD-LTE, assisting iWayAfrica in boosting its existing Internet service offerings, which include a variety of broadband services on its WiMax network, and enable significantly increased capacity and coverage.

The group also planned to “aggressively” expand this offering into their remaining sub-Saharan Africa coverage area, which encompassed over 67 000 wireless service business subscribers and more than 20 000 consumer subscribers across the continent.

Source: Engineering News SA 11 November 2014