Wireless Interactive completes latest Iraq network

Wireless Interactive has announced the completion of its newest network deployment in Iraq utilising the Orion-900, 900 MHz radios as a network of wireless backbone infrastructure, which is redistributed using the RedFire-200, 2.4 GHz WiFi product line.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  August 2, 2006

Wireless Interactive has announced the completion of its newest network deployment in Iraq utilising the Orion-900, 900 MHz radios as a network of wireless backbone infrastructure, which is then redistributed using the RedFire-200, 2.4 GHz WiFi product line. “Satellite is Iraq’s only source for incoming and outgoing internet traffic, linking the country to the rest if the world,” said Mohammed Omed Ali, CEO at Impulse for Communication and IT, one of Wireless Interactive’s partners. “However, this traffic must be redistributed using other means. Given the lack of wired infrastructure, wireless is the only option.” “We have had tremendous success in the past with the RedFire product line. Due to WiFi congestion, it has been difficult to get to hard-to-reach places. The Orion-900 has filled the void. It allows us to extend our customer reach twice that of the RedFire, to remote locations. We then utilise the RedFire to provide WiFi coverage to the public. What is special about the Orion-900 is that each installation does not have to stop there. The same unit can act as a repeater in order to extend our network reach even further in the future,” he added. The Orion-900 product line was specifically designed for point to multipoint, backhaul applications. Traditionally, backhaul applications were point to point only due to bandwidth restrictions. The Orion-900 can transmit up to 22 Mbps of effective throughput. Wireless Interactive claims that the Orion-900 is a cost-efficient way to extend large amounts of data into remote locations before redistributing that data via less expensive methods such as WiFi. “We are proud to announce that with the Orion-900 radio, we have been able to extend our reach even further into Iraq than ever before,” said Michael Avramidis, president of Wireless Interactive. “With this major accomplishment behind us, we can concentrate on providing Internet connectivity to thousands of Iraqi civilians. Our close partner and friends in Iraq have done a magnificent job in integrating our solutions with their expertise in satellite. In order to take the Orion one step further in Iraq, on the drawing board is our next-generation radio of a much lower frequency, Pegasus.” Wireless Interactive specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of a variety of wireless hardware and accessories for both licensed and unlicensed frequencies. The company operates through a worldwide partner base but concentrates predominantly on developing its business in the Middle East and Latin American markets.

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