Telecom Lead Europe: Alvarion, a provider of optimized
wireless broadband solutions, has collaborated with G-Net, a WISP Operator in
Georgia, to enable Wi-Fi connectivity in both urban and rural Georgia.
Alvarion also partnered with BPK to provide carrier-grade
Wi-Fi access for both metropolitan area and to residents in rural Georgia.
Alvarion in conjunction with G-Net is deploying over 600
Wi-Fi base stations enabling carrier-grade Wi-Fi access in congested areas in
Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi and rural villages situated nationwide.
Our partnership with BPK has allowed us to seamlessly
implement this solution for G-Net and their customers,” said Hezi Lapid,
president and CEO of Alvarion.
The carrier-grade Wi-Fi project is in the first phase and
has already enabled more than 5000 customers to be connected and have access to
services that were previously unavailable. The second phase is being planned
towards the end of the year.
G-Net network provides access in the 2.4 GHz band.
Alvarion’s Wi-Fi solution allowed us to give hotspot
connectivity in many villages in rural area while providing customers in
outlying areas with high quality service internet and surfing capabilities,”
said Paata Kikodze, General Manager, G-Net.
In 2011 mobile penetration in Georgia had reached 100
percent having increased sevenfold since 2003.
G-Net said that it required a network that could be
quickly installed and instantly supply connectivity to all their users.
G-Net will be deploying base stations in hot zones of
Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi, to cover highly congested areas such as public
places, stadiums and malls.
Alvarion introduces indoor carrier-grade Wi-Fi access point
Recently, Alvarion launched new indoor Wi-Fi access
point, the WBSn-2450-I for indoor carrier-grade Wi-Fi connectivity.
This new access point enables carriers and service
providers to implement a powerful Wi-Fi solution indoors and outdoors.