Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Alexis Argent0
Enforta Deploys Ubiquiti’s airMAX Technology to 150 Russian Cities, Bringing Broadband to Russia’s Remote Regions
Ubiquiti Networks have announced that Enforta, the largest fixed wireless broadband operator in Russia, is leveraging a Point to Multi Point Wireless solution, the Ubiquiti airMAX to expand its networking infrastructure. Two-thirds of the largest 200 companies in Russia use Enforta in some capacity, and the company’s service footprint includes over 200 cities with an aggregate population of 70 million people.
More than 7,000 airMAX devices are now deployed on Enforta’s fixed wireless network. The company is averaging 1,500 new installations per month with 20% year-over-year revenue growth and Enforta’s plans include a near-term expansion of airMAX to another 150 secondary cities. Using airMAX, Enforta is able to support networks in Russia’s harsh weather conditions in areas like Siberia, as well as rely on the quality and affordability of Ubiquiti Point to Multi Point solutions for cost-effective market expansion to underdeveloped territories throughout the country.
Russia’s fast growing economy ranks it seventh in the world for number of Internet users, but Internet penetration remains low: in many regional capital cities less than 5% of the population has Web access. The country’s legacy networking infrastructure and vast area covering 9 time zones required a nontraditional strategy, and wireless networking offered the best solution for quick and easy deployment across the country.
In addition to standard deployments, Enforta has conducted multiple pilot programs of Ubiquiti products in metropolitan, rural, and industrial areas, including work with Russia’s Ministry of Education to provide Internet connectivity to more than 700 schools and home sites.
Ubiquiti is the ideal networking solution for an emerging economy like Russia’s,” said Lee Sparkman, president and co-founder at Enforta. “The Internet has been revolutionary in transforming the economy here, and the superior scalability and performance of Ubiquiti’s airMAX technology has given us a tremendous advantage.”
We’re proud to support Enforta’s efforts to expand affordable Internet access across Russia,” said Robert J. Pera, CEO at Ubiquiti Networks. “Ubiquiti’s disruptive carrier and enterprise technologies are opening up new markets for Internet services where it wasn’t possible before.”
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