BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of 4G broadband wireless access networks, announced today that RCS-Communication Ltd, a seasoned service provider in South Sudan, has selected its solution for a 4G WiMAX network deployment. The first phase of the implementation started in Juba, the capital of the Republic of South Sudan.
"The Airspan network shows excellent results in terms of coverage and enables us to serve our clients in areas where we were previously unable to reach them on our terrestrial network," said Philip Gerber, RCS-Communication Country Manager for South Sudan.
"We made the investment to upgrade our current WiMAX network to the latest generation technology in readiness for further network improvements and specific service offerings we have planned," said Flippie Odendal, RCS-Communication Managing Director for South Sudan. "Airspan was selected as our vendor because we believe their solution offers us the best scalability and widest choice of future options."
Air4G is a dual platform 4G base station enabling operators to run either LTE or WiMAX or both concurrently. This ability allows for a seamless migration to LTE when and where the operator is ready.
In addition to the macro base stations and other related products and services Airspan is supplying RCS with a comprehensive network management system called Netspan, which will also manage any LTE network when deployed if and when RCS decides to activate that. Together, the network components make a robust and high capacity 4G network which provides customers with reliable high-speed connectivity.
"RCS-Communication is a strategic, experienced and pioneering company serving a diverse base of customers. Airspan has partnered with RCS to help them deploy a 4G network that will serve customers with a unique and dependable broadband experience," offered Amit Ancikovsky, President of Products and Sales for Airspan. "Airspan has held to a firm strategy for steadily increasing our Africa market share. We offer African service providers an unparalleled combination of personal customer service with a wide range of cost-effective products which enable a quick, scalable, 4G network deployment."
Airspan products include Pico, Micro and Macro base stations, a wide variety of user devices, and advanced core network products, providing 4G LTE and WiMAX connectivity solutions operating in the 150 MHz up to 5.9 GHz bands.
RCS-Communication is a professional ICT (Information Communication Technologies) company for businesses and organizations looking for a service provider that understands the terrain, accepts responsibility for performance and ensures future-relevance for clients in a fast-changing world. RCS offers a wide range of Internet connectivity, networking, radio, energy saving and mobile satellite solutions in partnership with selected suppliers and service partners.
RCS combines in-country experience across East and Central Africa, offering international best practices and a proven track record for delivering projects in challenging environments to specification and within agreed timeframes. www.rcs-communication.com
About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan (OTCBB: AIRO) is a leading 4G wireless solution provider. With over 1000 customers in over 100 countries and as a top vendor for carrier-class broadband wireless solutions, Airspan is recognized as a leader and pioneer in 4G and broadband wireless technologies. Providing an expansive product portfolio, Airspan offers customers the widest selection of 4G products in the industry with an unsurpassed level of technology to benefit their business case. Airspan has solutions spanning the 150 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands. www.airspan.com.
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