The emerging broadband market opportunities in Nigeria has come under interest from two major global players who have inked a deal to explore local market stakes under a sub-Saharan African expansion plan.
xG Technology Inc, a developer of mobile broadband network products and spectrum sharing technologies and Shoreline Energy International Limited will explore opportunities for the xMax mobile broadband solution in Nigeria, both companies have announced.
The alliance will cut across a wide range of industries and countries throughout the sub-saharan Africa region under which the companies will deploy xMax radio technology to deliver wireless solutions.
According to the two companies, their focus will be on critical infrastructure environments steaming from oil platforms, petroleum pipelines, ports and electrical distribution systems.
Philip Rambech of Stratos Group said that the two players already have well-established experience within infrastructure and telecoms markets in sub-Saharan Africa and are looking to unlock “substantial commercial opportunities for both companies.”
“Africa has repeatedly shown itself willing to sidestep conventional technology in an effort to find solutions tailored to its specific requirements. These markets have a real need for the disruptive cognitive radio solutions from xG Technology, particularly in delivering cost-efficient rural area coverage, bringing additional bandwidth to congested areas and being deployed in incident-related situations.”Phillip said.
xMax offers fixed and mobile broadband solution designed for rapid deployment and low operating costs. xMax leverages software defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio access network technology that enable efficient sharing of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, the company said.