Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Edgewater Wireless WiFi3 technology headed to Africa

Edgewater Wireless
Wednesday 13 February 13

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc., a leader in next generation WiFi technology, today announces the company’s first shipment of its next generation WiFi3 equipment to World Affinity Telecom. World Affinity Telecom will be using Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3 technology as the foundation for a national WiFi network in Sierra Leone that will bring data communications to the country and its people. This will be Africa’s first national WiFi network. This is the first shipment from the contract announced in July…

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc., a leader in next generation WiFi technology, today announces the company’s first shipment of its next generation WiFi3 equipment to World Affinity Telecom. World Affinity Telecom will be using Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3 technology as the foundation for a national WiFi network in Sierra Leone that will bring data communications to the country and its people. This will be Africa’s first national WiFi network.

This is the first shipment from the contract announced in July, 2012 that was recently increased to $6.7 million to accommodate the overwhelming support for the development of the first project phase of the multi-phase WiFi deployment. The scope of the contract has been expanded to include services and networking equipment.

Sierra WiFi, World Affinity Telecom’s local operating company, in its commitment to social development, will deploy this first shipment of equipment to schools to deliver a WiFi enabled education portal. This is the first phase of a broad network that will extend to hospitals.

The emerging growth of Sierra Leone is creating large demand for improved communications infrastructure throughout the country. WiFi3 technology will enable World Affinity Telecom to operate a fast, stable and secure WiFi network beginning in Freetown and extending to the rest of Sierra Leone.

“The People of Sierra Leone have expressed overwhelming enthusiasm for the national deployment of low cost, high speed Wifi internet access and that has been our driving force. The kind support of President Ernest Bai Koroma has also been inspiring,” said Anthony Melhem, President of World Affinity Telecom. “Freetown is ready, the country is booming. This is the right time to invest.”

Edgewater Wireless WiFi3 technology enables 3-channels on a single radio – leveraging over 20 industry leading patents to deliver the improved performance by eliminating issues like Adjacent Channel Interference – inherent in single channel WiFi solutions. WiFi3 also offers service providers unparalleled flexibility to layer revenue-generating services and applications across three channels. WiFi3 also delivers enhanced security for network operators through the Company’s exclusive Spectral Surveillance Architecture (SSA™) which can be used to identify and manage threats to the network from hackers, interference and rogue access points.

“We are tremendously pleased to be providing the wireless equipment and engineering know-how to form the communications infrastructure for World Affinity Telecom,” said Andrew Skafel, President of Edgewater Wireless. “World Affinity Telecom is a strong and valuable partner for Edgewater Wireless. They recognize the inherent value of WiFi³, and the simplicity of installation and management of our technology, which was critical to creating the first WiFi network in Sierra Leone.”

About Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc.: Edgewater Wireless develops and commercializes leading edge technologies and intellectual property for the communications market. Edgewater Wireless delivers advanced product solutions designed to meet the high-performance, high quality of service (QoS) and high-reliability needs of service providers and their customers. Leveraging over twenty (20) patents, Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3 is redefining WiFi technology with its wideband, multi-channel radio and high-capacity Access Point solutions. It is delivering next generation WiFi, today. For more information, please visit www.edgewaterwireless.com.

About World Affinity Telecom: World Affinity Telecom is an established telecommunications solutions specialist. As a leader on technology, our products are used across the globe. People and applications communicate using established state of the art World Affinity Telecom technology. Our networks allow the integration of telecommunications and data technology services for governments, businesses, municipalities, schools, libraries and organizations. For more information, please visit: www.worldaffinitytelecom.com.


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