Enterprise markets in Southern Africa are on the rise and Namibia’s licence-exempt market is no exception. With this in mind, two firms have formed a partnership focused on this area: the wireless broadband solution provider Alvarion South Africa and the Namibian telecommunications system integrator RamPoint Communications.
The two companies have been working together in the SADC region for more than 5 years, focusing on providing wireless communications solutions to telecommunications providers, Internet service providers, cell phone companies, large enterprises and private network operators.
“This new partnership seeks to extend our focus to servicing the Namibian unlicensed enterprise market, which includes government departments, NGO’s, hospitals, municipalities, corporate clients and smaller ISP’s,” explains Mathew Welthagen, of RamPoint.
“Opportunities in the Namibian licence-exempt market are growing and this new partnership will enable us to take advantage of them,” says Managing Director of Alvarion SA and Nigeria, Winston Smith. Given RamPoint’s skills set, Smith says Alvarion views the partnership as very synergistic, benefiting both companies as they grow the business in the region.
“The enterprise and government market in Southern Africa as a whole is currently experiencing dramatic growth with many new offerings and market requirements,” says Smith. “New verticals such as smart cities, smart grid and video surveillance for public safety are all growing markets in Africa at the moment. We are focused on leveraging the opportunities within these new market segments and helping our customers to achieve their business goals within these markets.”