Ukrainian wireless access provider upgrades with point-to-multipoint

Ukrainian wireless access service provider DCTEL plans to upgrade its sub-6GHz network at the start of 2014 having just completed a trial of point-to-multipoint (PMP) access technology.

The country is unusual in that it licenses usage of the sub-6GHz band and DCTEL has licenses for the 2.4GHz, 5.4GHz and 5.8GHz radio frequencies in order to cater to its 60,000 strong subscriber base.

The firm selected high frequency wireless broadband specialist Cambium Networks’ PMP 450 solution for the rollout, delivering throughput exceeding 540Mbps per ring of access points.

The vendor added that between 2000 and 2012, the number of Ukrainian internet subscribers surged to 15,300 people from 200,000; a 7,550 per cent increase.

Pavel Lyuty, director at DCTEL said: “With this new network in place that can provide throughput exceeding 540Mbps per ring of access points, we can easily handle more end users, providing them with excellent service, and scale our business.”

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