Airtel plans Wi-Fi rollout in 17 African countries - report

Tuesday 26 February 2013 | 14:30 CET | News
Airtel will deploy Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi carrier-grade access points in 17 African countries to bring high-speed mobile services quickly to a region still mainly reliant on 2G, a person close to the deal told GigaOM. Airtel Africa plans to roll out tens of thousands of access points in high-traffic areas and has already begun building the network in Niger. The equipment will serve as a lower-cost replacement for 3G/4G in places such as hotels, airports and busy shopping districts. One source said the operator plans to extend it to its other African markets quickly and could expand it to over

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel / Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / Ruckus Wireless
Countries: Africa
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