uMAX Completes Rollout of Alvarion® Wireless Broadband Solution in Zimbabwe
4Motion® platform provides unrivalled connection quality and true broadband speeds to households and small businesses
CAPE TOWN, South Africa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alvarion®Ltd. (NAS: ALVR) , a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, announced today that Zimbabwean wireless broadband provider, uMAX, an operating division of Dandemutande Investments Ltd., completed the deployment of its wireless broadband network based on Alvarion's 4Motion® 802.16e solution throughout the capital city of Harare. Now serving a few thousand household residents and business users, and with growing brand recognition of its blue giraffe logo, uMax's network is Zimbabwe's first 4G network delivering high-speed wireless broadband services to households and small businesses in the 2.5 GHz frequency. The deployment is valued at over $1 million.
"Alvarion's 4Motion solution enabled us to deploy a scalable, field-proven solution that makes it possible to deliver a unique broadband customer experience to the residents of Harare, one that is in line with our company goals and enjoyable brand," commented Colin Franco, Chief Technical Officer of Dandemutande. "We believe that there is a significant opportunity in the Zimbabwean market for a high quality broadband service provider and are confident that with our state-of-the-art network we can deliver the kind of customer experience that will pave the way for ongoing growth and profitability of our business."
uMAX deployed Alvarion's industry-leading 4Motion solution to deliver multiple services such as VoIP, video-streaming and high-speed Internet access. Alvarion's end-to-end wireless broadband solution - comprised of core networking, RAN and CPE portfolios, all managed by AlvariStar, Alvarion's network management system - is designed to supply customers with advanced broadband services at super-fast connections.
"uMAX's point of difference in the market is premised on its superior broadband experience delivered by our solution and we are excited to have been part of its success to date," said Hezi Lapid, President and CEO of Alvarion. "Alvarion continues to reinforce its leadership position in the wireless broadband market in Africa by offering the latest wireless broadband technology solutions that best fit this market. Our continued success underscores the extent of our expertise and our ability to help our customers stay ahead of the competition in challenging, competitive environments."
In 2013, Dandemutande plans to expand its uMAX network beyond the capital to other cities in Zimbabwe.
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uMAX is Zimbabwe's newest Broadband Internet service provider, having launched in June 2012 as a division of Dandemutande Investments (Pty) Limited, offering unrivalled connection quality, true broadband speeds and unbeatable service for households and small businesses. uMAX offers an exceptional and very different Broadband Internet customer experience. This includes super-fast 1Mbps connections for all customers; 24 hour customer services; an expertly managed network for maximum up-time and superior and consistent quality; and multiple "MAX mini-stores" within some of Harare's leading retail stores and brands. For more information, please visit: www.umax.co.zw
About Dandemutande Investments (Pty) Ltd
Dandemutande is a wholly-Zimbabwean owned private company established in July 1997 focusing on the provision of Internet services to the wholesale, corporate and retail segments of Zimbabwe through two business units, Utande and uMAX. Dandemutande was awarded an IAP license in July 2009 by the Zimbabwean regulator, POTRAZ. Dandemutande also operates a Tier 3 data centre and Zimbabwe's first Cloud Computing centre. For more information, please visit: www.dandemutande.co.zw
Alvarion Ltd. (NAS: ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)
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