Skyband, Malawi’s leading ISP, has deployed the Radwin JET Beamforming point-to-multipoint (PtMP) 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, chief technology officer at Skyband: “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’ve had with the Radwin 5000 products these past five years.”
Faizal Seedat, network operations centre at Skyband, says: “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, GM: Africa at Radwin, comments: “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.”