Ivory Coast Based VIPNET replaces WiMAX with JET Beamforming PtMP from RADWIN


RADWIN, the global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, has announced that VIPNET, a major ISP in the Ivory Coast, has chosen RADWIN 5000 JET Beamforming Point-to-MultiPoint systems to completely replace its existing 3.5 GHz WiMAX network.

The new RADWIN-based corporate access network spans the major cities in the Ivory Coast, providing ultra-capacity connectivity to key institutions including Banks, Government offices, Mining and Gas & Oil companies. VIPNET is a long-standing RADWIN customer, with hundreds of RADWIN 5000 PtMP radios already installed in its network since 2013.

“RADWIN 5000 JET is a revolutionary solution that’s empowering us to remove capacity barriers in our network,” says Ahmed Cherif, CEO, VIPNET. “Since we first started deploying RADWIN 5000 JET we’ve witnessed a major improvement in coverage and throughput over the WIMAX network and can guarantee SLAs to our customers. With the RADWIN 5000 JET Beamforming radios we are achieving even greater sector and network capacity due to JET’s high frequency reuse and higher system gain.”

“Many WiMAX networks are congested and cannot handle growing capacity demands,” according to Raymond Forado, RADWIN GM Europe, North and West Africa. “Operators looking to inject capacity into their networks are adopting RADWIN 5000 JET, and VIPNET is the latest in a long list of operators to implement the solution. JET is rapidly gaining traction as the most innovative radio technology for carriers looking to deliver superfast wireless broadband. Incorporating Beamforming technology, JET radios deliver ultra-capacity and operate in tough interference and non-line-of-sight condition.”

VIPNET, brand of AFRIQUE Technologies & Services, is an ISP able to assert its quality and accessibility label on the market for providing Internet access in Côte d’Ivoire. Using high capacity of the International SAT-3 node of 5xSTM-1 and 1xSTM-4 on WACS, around 1.4 Gbps to this date, VIPNET offers innovative high added value Internet solutions to private and public enterprises, and to residential.