Switchcom Distribution and Tarana to expand next-gen FWA in southern Africa

06 March 2023

Switchcom Distribution, a leading South African ICT distributor, and Tarana, manufacturer of the carrier-grade Gigabit 1 (G1) next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) platform, are partnering to bridge the digital divide in southern Africa.

The Tarana G1 platform allows operators to deliver reliable, high-speed internet, in either 3GHz licensed or 5GHz license-exempt spectrum, resulting in an unparalleled user experience. The G1 platform is known for its exceptional interference cancellation and non-line-of-sight performance, delivering up to 9.6Gbps per site and 800Mbps per link, even in challenging conditions. With world-class sales, support, and service teams, Switchcom Distribution is well-equipped to meet the growing demand for G1 in South African markets.

“As an authorized distributor of Tarana in South Africa, Switchcom is excited to carry the next-generation of fixed wireless technology. G1 puts our wireless customers truly shoulder-to-shoulder with fibre providers in terms of speed, performance, and scalability. Together we will narrow the digital divide in Africa,” said Mandie van Zyl, general manager at Switchcom Distribution.

“We look forward to leveraging Switchcom’s robust experience to benefit our joint customers and their end-users in South Africa,” said Tarana’s vice president of worldwide sales, Mike Calabrese. “Enabling operators to provide fibre-class speeds at a fraction of the cost and time to deploy will bring quality broadband to African communities on significantly shorter timelines and with far superior network economics.”