Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of a frame contract agreement for the supply of terminals and relevant hub site equipment to Comsol (Comsol Networks (Pty) Ltd), a provider of novel B2B wireless services in South Africa. Intracom Telecom shall supply its latest generation of WiBAS™-OSDR, a Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) wireless system, along with company's network management system (uni|MS™).
Intracom Telecom is currently implementing the first phase of the 5-year contract, while the total investment is estimated to reach USD 9 million. The company will be showcasing its advanced system at its stand C1, Hall 2 during the AfricaCom exhibition on 15-17 November 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Comsol has selected Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™-OSDR at the 28 GHz frequency band after an international tender, technical evaluation and extensive field testing of the offered systems, in order to offer superior open access Layer 2 last mile connectivity services, to its growing number of corporate customers in over 200 towns across South Africa. The product is the only one available worldwide to make full use of Comsol's expanded spectrum assets, reaching up to 56 MHz channel, and advanced networking features, enabling the service provider to implement high calibre services for its subscribers with a committed turnaround time of under 7 working days.
Darren Morgan, Comsol Networks Chief Operating Officer, stated: "We selected Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™-OSDR platform based on the technical superiority of the radio as well as the networking and management features of the solution. Simply put, the OSDR product line offers the highest capacity per base station, allowing us to deliver exactly what the South African market wants; that is more capacity at a cheaper rate. Our long and successful business relationship with Intracom Telecom and its ability to continually develop more functionality within existing product sets as well as focus on R&D, also played a key role in the decision-making process."
John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom's wireless solutions portfolio, commented: "We are pleased to further enhance our long cooperation with Comsol, which started in 2011, excited to be part of their business success and ready to provide the South African enterprise customers with the highest quality of services and reliable connectivity. Our WiBAS™-OSDR provides the highest capacity in the industry, the best radio technology for uninterrupted service and the widest set of networking functions to help Comsol satisfy its strict requirements."