Radwin, a global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, announced that Skyband, Malawi’s leading ISP has deployed the Radwin JET Beamforming point-to-multipoint solutions in the licensed 3.x GHz band to serve major corporate customers including banks and government organisations in Blantyre and Lilongwe. Skyband is a long-standing Radwin customer since 2011. Beacon Telecom, Radwin’s certified partner, was the distributor for the project.
Asif Kassam, CTO at Skyband said, “Radwin JET PtMP Beamforming solutions will allow Skyband to stay ahead of the competition and provide valued enterprise clients with ultra-capacity SLA service. It was an easy choice for us to upgrade to the JET platform as the demands on our network grew based on the excellent experience we have had with the Radwin 5000 products these past five years.”
Faizal Seedat, Network Operations Center, Skyband said, “The major challenge in this deployment was the high interference in the cities where many of our customers operate. JET’s Smart Beamforming technology mitigates interference and allows us to maximise frequency planning and channel reuse.”
Peter Turvey, General Manager Africa Radwin: “Radwin JET is a game-changer in the wireless industry. A solution built for service providers serving corporate clients who demand high capacity and SLAs. JET is a solution borne of two decades of wireless expertise, and we are proud to grow and evolve with the Skyband network now and in the future.”
Radwin is a leading provider of point-to-multipoint and point-to-point sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions. Radwin’s systems are deployed in over 170 countries and incorporate the most advanced technologies such as a beam-forming antenna and an innovative air interface. Radwin’s systems deliver optimal performance in the toughest conditions including high interference and obstructed line-of-sight.
Skyband is the only service provider in Malawi with a true MPLS network both in-country and internationally. Skyband also provides hosting solutions as well as co-location and data centre services.