WiMAX Network Deployed in Antigua
Published on: 24th Oct 2010
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Antigua Computer Technologies Networks has completed the installation of a Redline based fixed WiMAX network island wide to bring last mile Internet connectivity to remote bay station locations.
With 72 base station sectors, installed in 33 tower locations, and more than 1.3 Gigabits of data capacity, the ACT WiMAX network is one of the largest in the Caribbean. The ACT network offers a user-installed indoor radio for residential subscribers, and a wall-mounted outdoor antenna for business subscribers providing connectivity service of up to 20 Mbps. ACT has also connected local schools, libraries, and other public buildings to their wireless network as a service to the community.
The project was implemented and managed by Future Technologies, a Redline Certified Partner. Future Technologies performed the network planning, staging, and project management for the duration of the roll-out.
"We faced some unique challenges when it came to extending the ACT network throughout the island," said Nino Canu, CEO of Future Technologies. "Because Antigua was formed by volcanic activity, it is very hilly and uneven. This topology is very difficult for any wireless technolgy, but even more when the goal is affordable high-speed broadband Internet services. Redline delivered what was needed - high-performance, cost-effective and long-range connectivity to these hard-to-reach locations."
"As they look ahead to growing their business over the long-term, network operators and carriers need versatile, reliable solutions that will perform under the most remote and challenging environments," said Lynda Partner, Redline's VP Marketing. "We're delighted that ACT has leveraged our broadband wireless products to interconnect its non-line-of-site networks and provide high-performance access at a very competitive price. We are also proud to have skilled partners like Future Technologies supporting us in these challenging projects."