Internet Solutions-ATC deal to boost SA broadband services

tower_sxcThe Internet Solutions-ATC deal will be a tremendous boost to broadband services across South Africa. (Image source: sxc.hu)Internet Solutions and ATC South Africa have entered into a deal that will boost broadband services in South Africa

According to the agreement, Internet Solutions will use ATC South Africa’s towers to expand the delivery of its current wireless solutions and position it to offer Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G broadband services where enabled in South Africa.

An Internet Solutions statement said, “Internet Solutions applied for and was granted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) bandwidth in the 28GHz spectrum that enables it to provide its clients with licensed wireless point to multipoint connectivity facilities and a cost-ffective bridge to LTE.

“The offering bypasses the current industry impasse around the liberalisation of LTE-capable wireless frequencies in the 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum to give organisations easily deployed, reliable, fast, secure wireless connectivity.”

Internet Solutions Carrier Services executive Raj Wanniappa said, “The only limitation we had to IS Wi-Band was the number of towers we had access to, most of which were in the major metropolitan areas.

“We’ve now removed that limitation by gaining access to ATC South Africa’s nationwide network of towers. We can give any organisation close to an ATC South Africa tower immediate access to wireless capability.”

IS Wi-Band is capable of transmitting data volumes up to 20Mbps because it operates in a regulated, licenced spectrum, interference is eliminated.

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