Guinea’s Conakry ISP ETI has chosen Alvarion’s 4Motion 802.16e platform as part of the service provider’s broadband network expanstion from the capital in order to cover the entirety of the country.
It said the new platform will assist Conakry in covering an estimated 246,000 square kilometers and assist the ISP in developing rural areas of the country to increase penetration.
“ETI’s network is designed to deliver both voice and data services in the 2.5 GHz spectrum to a wide range of customers, including high-end enterprise customers and residential customers,” the company said in announcing the move.
“Alvarion’s 4Motion prioritizes voice transmission to deliver a large number of voice sessions simultaneously, enabling voice services with a MOS score equivalent to wire-line quality,” it added.
The move should help Conakry continue to push out from the main urban area in Guinea and into untouched rural sections of the country in an effort to increase the overall use of the Internet by a larger percentage of the population.