ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa
Parallel Wireless has launched an ALL G software-enabled Open network solution aimed at helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’. The solution has been welcomed across the African continent with several deployments and pending trials in 12 countries (to date), which are assisting in Africa’s rapidly advancing connectivity.
“Africa is the most digitally divided continent with only 44% unique mobile users,” said Lux Maharaj, Director of Sales for Parallel Wireless, Southern Africa. “To bridge the digital divide, people need access to technology, but it is a commercial dilemma for the regional MNOs given the deployment cost. Traditional 2G, 3G or 4G networks require expensive and bulky equipment for their deployment and operation. These hardware-based networks are difficult and pricey to upgrade.”
Parallel Wireless enables a shift to open, software-based, and virtualized network architectures to overcome these deployment challenges, while also delivering network agility and much lower deployment cost. The solution is attractive to African MNOs because of easy upgradability to any G, allowing operators to keep building 2G networks in areas untouched by telecom networks, while at the same time continuing to allocate resources and time to expand their Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa