Libyan provider Lnet has deployed Cambium Networks’ ePMP fixed wireless broadband technology to connect more than 60,000 residential, business and enterprise customers in Libya.
The ePMP network is composed of more than 1,500 Access Points (AP) installed on more than 250 tower locations and serves densely populated urban and suburban locations.
“We are proud to be one of the largest ePMP networks in the world, enabling Lnet to provide excellent quality services at an affordable cost” said Ahmed Kalush, CEO, Lnet. “Customers choose Lnet because we deliver what we promise at a reasonable price with a 24/7 tech support team monitoring the network thanks to cnMaestro network management capabilities.”
Lnet started their deployment of Cambium Networks’ ePMP equipment in 2015 when they replaced a system that could not scale or perform in noisy RF environments. The Lnet deployments are all in relatively densely populated suburban environments; due to population density Lnet’s towers are located very close to each other with an average distance of 1.5 KM between towers. With GPS synchronization and frequency re-use, the ePMP system is able to scale in dense environments, with many APs supporting 120 clients - five times the number possible with the previous solution.
Additionally, many RF emitters in the urban environment create a high ambient noise level. With ePMP’s smart beamforming antennas and intelligent filtering, the system blocks noise from outside the operating spectrum and uses dynamic filtering to block interference from adjacent channels.
By using ePMP, Lnet is also able to support a significantly higher number of subscribers per Access Point. With less equipment, fewer towers, and lower maintenance they were able to reduce their costs and get ahead in a competitive market.
“Lnet started out with low cost equipment from another supplier and found that it could not scale when the business grew,” said Martin de la Serna, vice president of sales for Cambium Networks. “The ePMP system offers sophisticated GPS synchronisation and smart antennas that provide solid communications in dense and noisy environments. In addition, ePMP does so while reducing the total cost of ownership.”
Network management is conducted through the cloud-based cnMaestro system that provides a unified view of the entire network via the cloud. The solution delivers reliable and secure connectivity for residential users, schools, enterprises, and industrial operations at a low total cost of ownership.