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Malawi’s Leading ISP Uses JET to Deliver Ultra-Capacity to Major Enterprises

May 26, 2016


RADWIN, the global sub-6 GHz broadband wireless leader – today announced that Skyband – Malawi’s leading ISP – has deployed the RADWIN JET Beamforming Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) solutions in the licensed 3.x GHz band to serve major corporate customers including banks and government organizations in Blantyre and Lilongwe.


Skyband is a long-standing RADWIN customer since 2011. Beacon Telecom, RADWIN’s certified partner, was the distributor for the project.


Asif Kassam, CTO at Skyband: “RADWIN JET PtMP Beamforming solutions will allow Skyband to stay ahead of the competition and provide valued enterprise clients with ultra-capacity SLA service. It was an easy choice for us to upgrade to the JET platform as the demands on our network grew based on the excellent experience we’ve had with the RADWIN 5000 products these past five years.”


Faizal Seedat, Network Operations Center, Skyband: “The major challenge in this deployment was the high interference in the cities where many of our customers operate. JET’s Smart Beamforming technology mitigates interference and allows us to maximize frequency planning and channel reuse.”


Helit Bauberg, CTO at Beacon Telecom: “When RADWIN JET was launched we knew that it would be the optimal solution for Skyband’s network and would allow them to fulfill customers’ growing capacity demands and tackle the challenges of limited spectrum and operation in congested areas. Together we redesigned the network and supported the migration process and we remain committed to ensuring that Skyband’s network is always a step ahead of the market.”


Peter Turvey, GM Africa RADWIN: “RADWIN JET is a game-changer in the wireless industry. A solution built for service providers serving corporate clients who demand high capacity and SLAs. JET is a solution borne of two decades of wireless expertise, and we are proud to grow and evolve with the Skyband network now and in the future.”


About Skyband
Skyband is a leading communications service provider in Malawi. With over 14 years of experience in the Internet service sector, Skyband has evolved from a dial-up ISP in 2000 to a communications service provider with its own 4G & MPLS Networks in Malawi as well as its own divers fibre routes and Points of Presence (POPs) in London and Johannesburg over multiple diverse paths.


Skyband is the only service provider in Malawi with a true MPLS network both in-country and Internationally. Skyband provides local ISP/Internet/Email/VPN/MPLS services in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Zomba, Salima, Mangochi, Balaka, Kasungu, Ntcheu, Dedza, Liwonde, Nchalo, Dwangwa, Karonga, Mwanza, Chikwawa, Monkey Bay, Mchinji, Ekwendeni, Luchenza, Mimosa, Muloza, Mponela, Thyolo, Cape Maclear, Mzimba, Rumphi.


Skyband also provides world class hosting solutions as well as co-location and data centre services.


Delamere House, Victoria Avenue
P. O. Box 2461
Blantyre, Malawi
Tel:  +265 (0) 1 824255 / 311
Fax: +265 (0) 1 824011

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