Telecom Lead Africa: Millenium Telecom Centrafrique,
an Internet Service Provider, has selected Airspan Networks for a 4G
Wireless deployment in Central African Republic (CAR).
The initial deployment is focused on delivering
mobile 4G data services to approximately 1,000 users in Bangui, the
capital of CAR. Subsequent phases will expand service to 10,000 consumer and
corporate users throughout the city.
Founded in April 2011, Millenium Telecom aims to provide
reliable and affordable high-speed Internet access to individuals &
businesses. Millenium offers VPN services to corporations and organizations,
Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities in hotels and restaurants and pre-paid card services
Millenium Telecom is using Airspan’s
Air4G macro cell solution for the deployment, which incorporates a wide
selection of user devices including long-range outdoor, self-install indoor,
and USB devices.
“With Airspan’s Air4G platform, we will be able to
provide the best quality network and offer unique, cost-effective, data
services to the population of CAR. Our objective is to cover the whole capital
city, Bangui, with mobile WiMAX and Wi-Fi hotspots in our first phase launch.
We expect further expansion into additional provinces by the end of 2012,” said
Souleymane Diallo, founder & CEO of Millenium Telecom.
Millenium Telecom is operating in the 2.5 GHz band to
deliver Internet speeds and services.
The city of Bangui has a population of just under 600,000
people. The estimated current Internet penetration rate in CAR is 2 percent of
“Millenium is just an example of the entrepreneurial
4G Internet Service Providers popping up across underserved African regions,
working diligently to modernize networks and help economic growth with
broadband mobile data access. Airspan provides an ideal solution that helps
these companies accomplish their goals,” said Amit Ancikovsky, president of
Products and Sales for Airspan Networks.
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Recently, Airspan Networks announced that the Turkey
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