5G WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND POLESTAR NIGERIA BRING HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS TO LARGEST CITY IN NIGERIA
5G Wireless Communications Inc last week announced wireless high speed Internet access for offices and homes across the city of Lagos, Nigeria, and neighbouring communities following the deployment of its Citywide Base Station technology.
The arrangement and deployment of service in Lagos was made possible by Polestar, one of 5G Wireless' channel marketing partners based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. With this development, offices, homes, churches, estates, supermarkets, and other corporate and individual concerns in Lagos and surrounding neighborhoods can now enjoy broadband speeds and uninterrupted Internet access 24/7, all year round.
5G Wireless uses its new cellular-style Wi-Fi base stations to create a broad service area with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) capabilities. These enhancements are compatible with standard IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi equipment. The 5G Wi-Fi Hotzones function through macro-cell base stations deployed from tall towers and the tops of tall buildings, while dead spots are filled in with smaller micro cells following the proven deployment strategy used today by the cellular carriers. This type of structural design allows for a combination of cells resulting in a claimed ability to add higher capacity where and when needed.
"The deployment of Wi-Fi Internet access was part of the phased massive infrastructural outlay that comes with the Citywide Base Station (802.11b series) which was introduced to the Nigerian market a few months ago," says Obasi Uba Obasi Jr., CEO of Polestar. "The Internet access being offered by Polestar and powered by 5G Wireless is unrivaled in terms of speed, download capacity, and virtual connections within the city of Lagos. This is just the first step in setting off other deployments across other key cities in Nigeria."
Recently, 5G Wireless Communications and Polestar concluded the deployment of facilities in four key locations across Lagos.