Direct On PC Limited, a leading Internet Service Provider in West Africa, has chosen to deploy Aviat Networks’ StarMAX™ WiMAX Broadband system including base stations, Wireless Services Gateway (WSG) and end-user devices in order to provide broadband services to underserved areas of Nigeria.

The wireless infrastructure equipment and services contract includes approximately 200 base station locations. Initially, this equipment will be deployed throughout Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria and the second largest in Africa. Subsequent installations will occur in Abuja, the national capital, and Port Harcourt, the primary Nigerian port.

Aviat Networks’ high-performance WiMAX system allows service providers to offer numerous configuration options and services including pre-paid or post-paid accounts and secure VLAN services for enterprise and small business customers all from the same wireless network. This allows each network component to be fully utilized to maximize revenue while maintaining the flexibility to scale up capacity and coverage as necessary.

"We have developed a strong reputation delivering the best broadband experience for our personal and business customers,” said Mahesh Sadhwani, Vice Chairman, Direct On PC. “With Aviat Networks’ comprehensive worldwide experience in deploying wireless solutions and substantial local presence in Nigeria, we know the company will be a strong partner to help rapidly meet the demands of our growing market."

Trevor Burchell, Aviat Networks Vice President Sales and Service, Africa Region, added, "Aviat Networks is very excited to work with Direct On PC. As Nigeria is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world, together our two companies have designed a solution that not only fulfills all current end customer expectations but also scales to meet capacity needs for future growth and applications."