From the Wires
ETI Chooses Alvarion® 4Motion® to Expand Delivery of High Quality Voice and Data Services in Country-Wide Network in Guinea Conakry, Africa
By: Business Wire
Nov. 26, 2012 02:00 AM
Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, announced today that ETI, a leading Internet service provider in Guinea Conakry has chosen its 4Motion® 802.16e solution to expand its broadband network from the capital city, Conakry, to cover the entire country covering an area of 246,000 square kilometers (94,981 sq mi).
ETI’s network is designed to deliver voice and data services in the 2.5 GHz spectrum to a wide range of customers, including both high-end enterprise customers as well as residential customers.
“After having gained experience with Alvarion’s 4Motion over past four years, we were confident in our decision to continue using it as we expand our network from Conakry to cover the rest of the country,” states Latif Taleb, Founder and CEO of ETI. “Alvarion’s solution demonstrated the necessary QoS, including wire-quality voice and heavy data services that we require in order to deliver a superior customer experience.”
Alvarion’s 4Motion is highly suitable to offer both voice and data services over the same network. With an advanced dynamic scheduling mechanism, the network prioritizes voice transmission to deliver a large number of voice sessions simultaneously enabling voice services with a MOS score equivalent to wire-line quality.
“We are delighted to continue working with ETI on expanding its network. Winning this expansion project is positive proof of our outstanding technology and expertise,” states Hezi Lapid, President and CEO at Alvarion. “Alvarion is known as a technology leader in wireless broadband and as a high-end solution provider. This is the foundation upon which Alvarion’s leadership position in Africa was built and will be maintained.”
ETI has been an Alvarion customer for over a decade, using its licensed solutions to provide internet access, voice and data services, and backhauling.
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ETI SA is a modern structure, focused on state-of-the-art technologies. The purpose of the company is to make modern and powerful technologies available to clients, allowing them to concentrate on their activities and on the opportunities to develop and to conquer new markets. ETI emphasizes the results of the project outcome, and supports its clients by acting as their accelerators of growth. With an accumulated expertise spanning over two decades, ETI guarantees a computing architecture and information system that are reliable, modern and robust.
Internet operator, specialized links and fixed telephony, computing equipment supplier and systems integrator, the basis of ETI’s experience can be found in the three specializations that have led the company to the leading position in New Information and Communication Technologies which it occupies in Guinea.
Through a wide variety of technologies (Radio Local Loops, WiFi, ADSL, VSAT and Optic Fiber), ETI provides access to High Rate Internet and specialized links throughout the entire Guinean territory (national coverage). It also offers value added services that consolidate the position which the company occupies in its market (hosting services, manager services, video conference, data center design and execution, technical assistance and after-sales services). But ETI’s ambition does not stop there. ETI has succeeded in migrating to the new WiMAX Mobile (802.16e) technology, in order to bring Guinea into the new mobility era. This is a new and significant challenge for ETI, which, through 4G, will offer the fastest and most reliable connection, a mobile connection accessible to everybody in order to satisfy the expectations and needs of corporate and residential clients. (www.eti.net.gn)
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)
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