The initial deployment is focused on delivering mobile 4G data services to approximately 1,000 users in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. Subsequent phases will expand service to 10,000 consumer and corporate users throughout the city.
Epicentre group delivered a TURNKEY Solution including:
- Project Management
- Network Planning and Design
- Network implementation
- Enterprise solution
- Marketing Strategy
- Go to Market
- After sales support
“We are very happy to work with Epicentre Group on the first wireless high-speed Internet network in CAR,” commented Souleymane Diallo, Founder & CEO of Millenium Telecom. “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.”
The network, operating in the 2.5 GHz band, is delivering never-before accessed 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% of the population.
“Africa is a dynamic and fast-growing region for 4G Internet services,” commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Products and Sales for Airspan Networks. “Airspan is seeing an acceleration of 4G network deployments and I am very optimistic on our continued growth in this territory. 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.”