ASTEL builds wireless network in Kazakhstan's Almaty region

ASTEL builds wireless network in Kazakhstan's Almaty region

Infinet Wireless, the global developer and manufacturer of broadband wireless access solutions, has assisted ASTEL, Internet service provider in Kazakhstan, to expand its backbone network via radio links in the Almaty region.


The operator chose Quanta 5 and Quanta 6, the stellar Infinet Wireless’ Point-to-Point solutions, for building the links between certain locations as an alternative for the fibre-optic communication lines, said a press release from the fixed wireless access (FWA) connectivity solutions vendor.

Providing connectivity to ASTEL subscribers in conditions where optical fibre is not an option was a quite complicated task as the Almaty region has a complex landscape with large differences in altitude and a harsh continental climate, characterized by strong winds, thunderstorms, showers, and extreme seasonal temperature changes, from -30 °C in winter up to +40 °C in summer.

According to the release, building radio links based on Infinet Wireless solutions was a remarkable decision for the operator. Wireless networks help the operator to ensure backup support for the fibre-optic communication lines.

The Quanta solutions by Infinet Wireless meet all the requirements for operation in a noisy environment, thanks to the interference mitigation functionality, the release said.

“Kazakhstan’s territory is vast, and providing connectivity services in certain regions is difficult due to a complete lack of infrastructure. ASTEL grants a full range of telecom services, using ground infrastructure, satellite network, and its own connectivity complex built with the means of leading radio equipment manufacturers. Now we’ve included Infinet Wireless solutions to this list. To complete fulfillment of our requirements, we add the highest standards of technical support from Infinet Wireless at every step of the project,” said Vyacheslav Belginin, Head of ASTEL’s Wireless Access Department.

ASTEL has been working together with Infinet Wireless for more than 20 years now. Since 2005, it has utilised Infinet Wireless solutions as a part of the last-mile infrastructure in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, as well as in 19 other cities of Kazakhstan. ASTEL utilises InfiLINK Evolution, one of the newest Infinet Wireless solutions with enhanced network connectivity.

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