AfriConnect Zambia deploys Aradial for WiMAX and Internet services

By Telecom
Lead Team: Aradial, a global provider of AAA, billing, customer management and
policy control solutions for IP service providers, announced AfriConnect Zambia
has deployed the Aradial AAA and policy control solution to provide WiMAX and
future LTE services in Zambia.

The first
phase of the project will see several thousand subscriber terminals installed
in Lusaka, and are expected to expand coverage into additional towns and cities.

Relying on
AAA and Policy Control for Wimax and internet services, the solution integrates
with Airspan 4G Wimax and other Wimax vendor’s gateways to manage the access from
base stations and CPE access and assist in billing the subscribers.

Wimax and internet services product supports bandwidth management, real-time
network policy control and enforcement, all driven by our powerful AAA
Enforcer. This breadth of functionality will further enable the operator to
implement volume, time and expiration enforcement and to extend its current
offering to current and future subscribers. As well there is a clear path to
upgrading the operator to Aradial Convergent Billing,” said Ori Etkovitz,
Aradial’s CEO.

“We are
rolling out a 4G network in order to take advantage of the new lower-cost
international fiber bandwidth coming into the country, and considerably
increase the number of internet users in the country. The new solution from
Aradial will enable us to exercise full control over the usage of our WiMAX and
LTE very cost effectively, while improving our subscribers’ service
experience,” said Mark Bennett, MD of AfriConnect.

With more
than 400 deployments in over 70 countries around the world, the Aradial suite
can be installed on small and affordable hardware, on Windows, Linux operating
systems, and over a variety of databases. The company’s products open a new
window of opportunities for ISPs, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, VoIP, LTE and Mobile 2G/3G

offers a range of data solutions to the corporate, SME and residential markets.
The corporate client list includes multinationals, banks, government,
embassies, professional services and Zambia’s prolific mining companies.
AfriConnect Zambia is headquartered in Lusaka with over 20 offices elsewhere
around the country.

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