Switchcom Distribution and Tarana announce partnership to expand next-generation fixed wireless in South Africa
15-02-2023 08:34:21 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 1701 | Tags:

Switchcom Distribution, a South African information and communications technology distributor, and Tarana, manufacturer of the carrier-grade Gigabit 1 (G1) next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) platform, are partnering to bridge the digital divide in Southern Africa.

Switchcom is adding the Tarana G1 platform to their product portfolio. The industry technology allows operators to deliver reliable, high-speed internet, in either 3 GHz licensed or 5 GHz license-exempt spectrum, resulting in an unparalleled user experience. The G1 platform is known for its exceptional interference cancellation and non-line-of-sight performance, delivering up to 9.6 Gbps per site and 800 Mbps per link, even in challenging conditions. With world-class sales, support, and service teams, Switchcom Distribution is well-equipped to meet the growing demand for G1 in South African markets.

"As an authorized distributor of Tarana in South Africa, Switchcom is excited to carry the next-generation of fixed wireless technology. G1 puts our wireless customers truly shoulder-to-shoulder with fibre providers in terms of speed, performance, and scalability. Together we will narrow the digital divide in Africa," said Mandie van Zyl, General Manager at Switchcom Distribution.

Tarana's Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Mike Calabrese, stated, "We look forward to leveraging Switchcom’s robust experience to benefit our joint customers and their end-users in South Africa. Enabling operators to provide fibre-class speeds at a fraction of the cost and time to deploy will bring quality broadband to African communities on significantly shorter timelines and with far superior network economics."