October 30, 2008
Wavion Partners With Emperion to Create a Nationwide Wi-Fi Network in Nigeria
Wavion(TM), a company transforming the Metro and Rural Wi-Fi market with a new category of Wi-Fi Base Station, and Emperion of Lagos, Nigeria, today announced the deployment of Wavion WBS-2400 Base Stations throughout Nigeria. The WBS-2400 base station will deliver high-speed Internet access (Wi-Fi) to large and small towns, as well as rural villages in Nigeria.
"After careful selection process, we have chosen Wavion's WBS-2400 Base Stations for our nationwide deployment in Nigeria," said Sandeep Jayaswal, Emperion's Managing Director. "This is the first nationwide deployment in Nigeria targeting Internet services under one umbrella. Emperion Franchise, through its Hot Zones program, aims to provide low cost, quality Internet services working with local partners all over the country. This franchise program is a revolutionary concept that will make Internet available to the Nigerian public all over the country."
Wavion's powerful WBS-2400 spatially adaptive, beamforming base stations provide extended range and throughput and enables high quality Wi-Fi connectivity to standard clients such as those embedded in laptops and other computers. Wavion's Wi-Fi base station triples the coverage and doubles the capacity in comparison to standard Access Points (APs).
"We're proud to be selected by Emperion for their pioneering deployment in Nigeria and are excited to be a part of their vision and help make it a reality," said Eran Kaplan Wavion's EVP of Sales and Marketing. "Our superior performance in terms of range and throughput creates a unique value proposition for wide-area coverage for both urban and rural deployments."
Wavion is transforming the metro Wi-Fi and rural markets with a new category of spatially adaptive base stations. The company's digital beamforming and SDMA technologies are the first and only to resolve the significant performance, penetration and profitability challenges facing large scale metro and rural deployments. Wavion is privately held and backed by world-class investors including Tel Aviv-based Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELRN), and BRM Capital. Wavion headquarters are located in Yoqne'am, Israel and the company has offices in San Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, New Delhi, India, and Jakarta, Indonesia.
To learn more, please visit Wavion at http://www.wavionnetworks.com.
Emperion is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a fully owned subsidiary of Emperion A/S Denmark. Emperion has initiated a nationwide franchise program in Nigeria that will provide high quality Internet services to the mass market through its Emperion Franchise program encompassing Hot Zones, Cyber Zones, Video Zones, Support Zones and Stock Point Zones. Emperion is a leader name in Nigerian corporate communications networks and has Nigeria's top seven banks and a major blue chip company on its network. Emperion has now ventured into the retail market through its nationwide franchise program. Emperion head office is in Copenhagen, Denmark and has a Middle East office in Dubai. Emperion is funded by Scandinavia's premier venture capital company Andersen Advisory Group (www.aag.dk). For more details please visit www.emperion.net .