Dark Fibre Africa expanding connectivity in South Africa with Intracom Telecom

Dark Fibre Africa expanding connectivity in South Africa with Intracom Telecom

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is using Intracom Telecom’s WiBAS Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) technology to offer state-of-the-art microwave connectivity solutions to its customers.

DFA chose Intracom’s technology as it needed to offer high-quality wireless last mile access connectivity to their wholesale customers who in turn provide connectivity to home and business consumers. 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.

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, so as to optimally design the PtMP network.

“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,” says Andreas Uys, Chief Technical Officer at DFA. “High-quality wireless capability ensures that we do not have to compromise on the service levels to which our wholesale customers have become accustomed.”

John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom's wireless solutions portfolio, stated: “For a decade our company has been actively present in South Africa and our WiBAS platform has managed to become operators’ favourite microwave access system, thanks to its exceptional features.”

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