Parallel Wireless, Inc., a US-based cellular network technology provider and an Open RAN leader in All G, cloud Open RAN solutions announced that it will be deploying 2G and 4G networks for a for a large national operator.
Parallel Wireless was awarded with several projects to build sites across rural Africa supporting 2G and 4G connectivity. This also includes sites ready for Parallel Wireless 5G software upgrades. The tender includes full delivery and deployment of end-to-end network solutions, including tower, power, transmission and Radio Access Network (RAN). It will focus on rural and suburban areas, deploying and delivering cellular connectivity under the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) in East Africa which is a government initiative aimed to deliver greater coverage to all residents.
As a field-proven preferred cellular network technology partner, we look forward to connecting people across East Africa with cellular coverage in the rural and suburban African market. Deploying 2G and 4G networks will allow operators to ensure efficient technology even in places with low population density.Yisrael Nov, EVP Sales, Parallel Wireless
In Eastern Africa, part of sub-Sharan Africa, 2G connections still constitute about half of the total mobile subscriptions, while the adoption of 4G has accelerated, and now amounts to 20%. According to GSMA, 4G adoption will more than double in the sub-Saharan Africa region in the next five years, due to the growing demand for faster speeds. However, In East Africa, over 50% of the population lives in economically marginal rural areas. Delivering rural coverage and proper telecommunication infrastructure is crucial, as more people are becoming dependent on voice and data to communicate in their everyday lives. Like anywhere else, the ability to communicate and conduct business on mobile devices is an integral part of keeping the economy in motion.