Internet Ghana Announces Nationwide Rollout of Pre Mobile WiMAX 802.16e Network from Navini Networks

Ripwave(TM) MX solution with Smart WiMAX(TM) Delivers Personal Broadband in Africa

RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 28 // -- Internet Ghana, a leading Internet and data service provider will deploy a nationwide network using Navini's Ripwave(TM) MX solution with Smart WiMAX(TM). Navini Networks is the most experienced provider of non-line-of-sight, zero-install(TM) portable wireless broadband network solutions in the world.

Internet Ghana's deployment will be the first 802.16e software upgradeable network deployed in Africa. Ghana has a population of 22 million people.

"With high consumer demand, poor DSL access and long customer connection times Ghana is absolutely ready for mass market, rapid install, broadband wireless services," said Leslie Tamakloe, CEO, Internet Ghana. "We will be first to market across the whole of Ghana, beginning in the capital Accra followed by the regional capitals and commercial towns."

Internet Ghana's plans are to cover the capital Accra and the ten largest commercial cities such as Tamale, Kumasi and Tema in the first phase. The CPE's will be offered at retail outlets and Internet Ghana will also have direct sales.

"The ability to easily access broadband services plus the freedom that personal broadband offers will be a winning combination to customers in Ghana," said Roger Dorf, president and chief executive officer of Navini Networks. "Our leadership in 802.16e with Smart WiMAX(TM) will also ensure that Internet Ghana maintains a competitive advantage in the market."

Navini is the only vendor to offer Smart WiMAX(TM): Mobile WiMAX with smart beamforming enabled. Navini's Ripwave(TM) MX platform has a seamless upgrade to mobile WiMAX 802.16e, the next-generation global wireless standard, enabling consumers to be able to enjoy all the benefits of true personal broadband.

About Internet Ghana:

INTERNET GHANA is a registered and licensed Internet Service Provider (ISP), incorporated in 1995 for the provision of Internet services in Ghana and the West African Sub-Region. This was achieved in partnership with InternetMCI, NY and UUNET, which made the company a leading Internet Service Provider in the country in 1996. INTERNETGHANA provides fast access and reliable connectivity, using full state-of-the Art equipment. INTERNETGHANA's Internet was originally routed via its satellite earth station at Adabraka and linked directly with the main Internet link in the U.S.A., Verestar Internet backbone. This provided an initial 2Mbps Broadband Internet access for the company's clients. Currently INTERNETGHANA's Internet Access is through our fibre backbone via SAT-3/WASC from Accra, Ghana to Sesimbra, Portugal connecting to Trans Atlantic Cables 12 and 13 (TAT 12/TAT 13) to Sprint POP in NYC, USA.

About Navini Networks:

With the largest commercial deployments in the world, over 50 commercial networks in 6 continents and strategic partnerships with industry leaders, Navini Networks leads the market in providing portable, plug-n-play broadband wireless access solutions.

Navini is the only company that has the patented smart beamforming technology, enabling personal broadband for the mass market today, with a seamless upgrade to the Mobile WiMAX standard to deliver Smart WiMAX(TM). (Smart WiMAX(TM) is the combination of mobile WiMAX and Smart beamforming, which is critical for true personal broadband).

Navini's Ripwave(TM) portable, zero-install, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) product line consists of customer modems, base stations, and element management systems (EMS) run in the full range of spectrums. The Navini Ripwave(TM) MX product line offers the industry's first dual-mode CPEs and PCMCIA cards as well as base stations, with software upgrades to the IEEE 802.16e standard.

Navini Networks is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum and the IEEE 802.16e committee. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

Source: Navini Networks

Maryvonne Tubb
Navini Networks

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