Israel's RADWIN, a global wireless broadband provider, announced on May 13 that Onatel, the leading internet service provider in Burkina Faso, chose RADWIN's JET DUO base station, which supports both the 5.xGHz and 3.5GHz bands in a single enclosure, to meet customer demand.
With RADWIN's JET DUO, Onatel can fulfill the high-speed requirements of SMEs and large corporate customers, amongst them banks, mining companies and government offices.
To date, Onatel has deployed more than 70 JET DUO dual band radios and hundreds of subscriber units and has plans to scale its network. RADWIN's partner CFAO oversaw project design and deployment.
In a statement, Onatel said "We serve some of the country's largest and most lucrative business customers. That's why fast, ultra-reliable broadband was an absolute must to ensure maximum network uptime and security for bank transactions and government communications."
"After an exhaustive evaluation of various vendor equipment, we decided to deploy RADWIN JET DUO because it gives us the flexibility to serve large corporates on the 3.5GHz licensed band and SMEs on the 5.xGHz band from one dual-band radio, and also allows us to uphold SLAs for corporate clients," the company said.
Gal Kohn, GM for RADWIN, said "We're excited that Onatel has chosen JET DUO to fulfill customer demand for broadband. RADWIN's JET DUO dual band radio was exclusively designed to meet the needs of service providers who own a license in the 3.xGHz typically narrow band and also want to open the 3.xGHz capacity bottleneck using the license-free 5.xGHz wide band."
"More and more service providers around the world are adopting JET DUO as their wireless broadband solution of choice and are capitalizing on the unique strengths of JET DUO dual-band radios to cut OPEX and CAPEX and grow their networks," he said.