Parallel Wireless has partnered with Ghana’s LTE network Telesol to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services.
African countries face severe constraints in the development of even the fixed-line infrastructure. However, they also have the opportunity to leapfrog the development of fixed-networks, into new technologies such as 4G/LTE with its massive potential for communication and data transmission that will benefit developing economies.
However, competition in the telecom industry in Africa has intensified, forcing service providers to search for innovative strategies and reduce deployment and maintenance costs. Parallel Wireless offers an Open RAN solution for delivering coverage to remote areas that is easy to deploy and affordable to install, maintain and upgrade without requiring additional hardware.
Consisting of a carrier-grade base station Converged Wireless System (CWS) that can connect to any available backhaul, the solution maximizes data and voice coverage for superior quality of experience for Telesol 4G end users. The CWS does not require substantial power, cooling cabinets or servers, making it one of the most power-efficient solutions available.
The CWS uses HetNet Gateway (HNG) – a 2G/3G/4G/5G Wi-Fi gateway + security gateway - to configure, optimize, and automate networks, providing seamless mobility for optimised subscriber experiences. It is easily installed and maintained, enabling much more cost-effective networks for places where business models are challenging, and allowing faster return on investment for mobile operators.
Telesol Director Funmi Lamptey noted that the on-boarding of Telesol in the Broadband Wireless (BWA) space in Ghana would be a relief to heavy data users, and represented a win for a local company. She further emphasized the choice of Parallel Wireless to be a strategic decision based on efficiency, innovation, support and cost-effectiveness.
Christoph Fitih, Sales Director, Africa, Parallel Wireless, added that African countries need to adopt new technologies to prevent a further marginalisation of Africa from the world economy and to eliminate the widening of the current digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world.