Launch of Carrier Wireless
September 2011 by Edward Lawrence
Realising the need for a stable and well managed wireless access solution for our enterprise and wholesale clients, we conducted research into many options available in the Western Cape. Our research was eye opening, and not one of the wireless core networks we reviewed met our stringent demands for extreme redundancy, high capacity and low latency offered at a realistic price.
Due to increasing demand, we made the decision to design and build our own wireless network on a CSC (carrier supporting carrier) model. In order to achieve this, we entered into a partnership with an existing reputable wireless service provider to complete the various installations of our high sites, and the Carrier Wireless partnership was formed.
Having taken 3 months to build, and using best of breed equipment such as APC for UPSs and power cleansing, Rittal custom made cabinets, Cisco switching and routing, amongst others, and we are happy with the results.
The Carrier Wireless network has been live for 2 weeks, and bar a few small teething issues, all is running very smoothly. 4 enterprise clients have already been deployed, and a few Wireless Internet Service Providers are considering outsourcing the management of their backbone to Carrier Wireless.
We look forward to assisting carriers with their core wireless network requirements through becoming the core wireless network provider of choice in the Western Cape, before deploying in Gauteng in the months to come.