iWayAfrica Selects Telrad Networks for 4G Network Evolution to TD-LTE

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Solution brings enhanced wireless connectivity to Sub-Saharan Africa

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"We're very excited to bring Telrad's advanced technology to our region," said Ken Munyi.

Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative 4G wireless and telecom solutions, today announced that pan-Africa telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks company, (iWayAfrica), will deploy Telrad’s Dual Mode solutions to evolve their network from fixed WiMAX to TD-LTE. Working with Telrad, iWayAfrica will bring enhanced connectivity to their growing base of business subscribers in Nairobi – with aggressive plans to expand into their remaining Sub-Saharan coverage area.

Since 2008, iWayAfrica has offered a variety of broadband services (VPN and Internet) on its WiMAX network to a primarily corporate customer base, including small, medium and large businesses. Leveraging Telrad’s turnkey suite of 4G solutions, iWayAfrica will be able to enhance its existing Internet service offerings, enabling significantly increased capacity and coverage.

Telrad’s BreezeCOMPACT 1000 base stations, combined with dual mode CPEs, will help set a path for iWayAfrica to smoothly evolve their network from fixed WiMAX to TD-LTE. Telrad’s unique software defined radio (SDR) enables a seamless, software-only migration from WiMAX to LTE.

“We’re very excited to bring Telrad’s advanced technology to our region,” said Ken Munyi, Managing Director of iWayAfrica Kenya. “Telrad has helped us with a master plan to upgrade our system in a way that leverages our current network, while taking strategic steps toward LTE. Our upgraded network offers scalability that will help us increase customer satisfaction, expand our customer base and maximize our return on investment.”

“Telrad solutions will complement iWayAfrica’s portfolio by bringing scalability and reliability, allowing them to satisfy their growing customer demand,” said Ran Bukshpan, CEO at Telrad. With vast experience in the telecommunications market, iWayAfrica is recognized as a leading wireless operator in Africa and will be a key partner to Telrad Networks in proliferating high-quality connectivity in communities that currently lack it.”

iWayAfrica has been an Alvarion customer for many years with BreezeMAX infrastructure. The addition of Telrad’s solutions represents a natural progression that works seamlessly with existing network components, as iWayAfrica migrates from 802.16d to 802.16e, and then to LTE.

Telrad Networks is showcasing their newest TD-LTE products at Africa’s premier telecom show, AfricaCom, November 12-14, Booth #F13.

About iWayAfrica
iWayAfrica is a leading African Internet Service Provider (ISP), bringing wireless service to over 67,000 business subscribers and more than 20,000 consumer subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s expertise lies in designing, installing and operating networks to suit customer requirements. iWayAfrica has 10 office locations and a well-established distributor network across the continent, with a presence that spans across 44 African countries. (http://www.iwayafrica.com)

About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 280 4G deployments in 100 countries. In 2013, Telrad acquired the Alvarion BWA division, inheriting the BreezeMAX and BreezeCOMPACT product suites, as well as an extensive BWA customer base. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (http://www.telrad.com)

About Gondwana International Networks (GIN)
Gondwana International Networks, working under its iWayAfrica and Africa Online brands,
is a pan-African service provider operating in 39 countries in Africa, with a physical presence in nine countries on the continent. Its main interests are in the telecommunications and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) arenas. For PR queries, please contact Samantha Watt at Watt Communications at samantha(at)wattcommunications(dot)co(dot)za.

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