Dark Fibre Africa to expand connectivity in South Africa

antenna 227799 640Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), the South African leading provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, has selected WiBAS Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) technology by Intracom Telecom, a telecom systems and solutions vendor, to enhance its microwave connectivity solutions

DFA’s decision to select WiBAS PtMP technology resulted from the need to offer high-quality wireless last-mile access connectivity to their wholesale customers who, in turn, provide connectivity to home and business consumers.

Andreas Uys, chief technical officer at DFA, said, “This technology will enable us to provide our customers with quick wireless connectivity solutions while they are waiting for fibre deployment or in areas where dense fibre deployment would not be feasible.”

“High-quality wireless capability ensures that we do not have to compromise on the service levels to which our wholesale customers have become accustomed”, he added.

Customers of the South African operator will have the opportunity to provide to end-users high-speed service, which addresses the need for immediate access while waiting for a fibre service to be installed, or as a permanent solution where appropriate.

DFA owns an extended fibre network, and the unrivalled WiBAS PtMP system is going to be used to extend the network connectivity and maximize the addressed subscriber’s base. More specifically, the operator is going to take advantage of the platform’s superior capabilities, such as its robust performance and high capacity, to satisfy the ever-increasing access demand.

The WiBAS-OSDR hub, as well as the WiBAS-Connect terminal, is going to be deployed in DFA’s network in the licensed 26 GHz band, aiming to offer high-quality ultra-high-speed broadband services. Furthermore, DFA will be using the advanced network management system, uniMS, along with the recently introduced RF planning features, to optimally design the PtMP network.

John Tenidis, marketing director of Intracom Telecom’s wireless solutions portfolio, stated, “We are looking forward to supporting DFA in delivering ultra-high-speed wireless connectivity and differentiating its business offering to its customers.”

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