Cobranet Limited, a leading wireless Internet service provider (WISP) in Lagos, Nigeria, has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to connect a backbone network that runs between its distribution points and data centres.

The operator delivers Internet access services to thousands of residential and business customers throughout Lagos State. Its challenge is that fibre infrastructure in the country is unreliable and does not deliver the bandwidth Cobranet needs. Using Exalt microwave backhaul systems, the company has built a network backbone that delivers one gigabit per-second of Ethernet throughput. The company has already deployed more than 70 Exalt microwave links in the 7, 13, 15, and 23 GHz frequency bands and is planning to deploy more as its network grows.

“We want to be the Internet provider of choice in the areas we serve, and that means delivering high bandwidth with excellent reliability,” said Marcel Bejjani, general manager of Cobranet. “Exalt products give us the performance and reliability we need. In addition, their service and support really sets Exalt apart from other manufacturers.”

Exalt partner and distributor MEconnect of Dubai, UAE provided the microwave backhaul systems to Cobranet. “As a leading distributor of telecom products in the Middle East and Africa, MEconnect prides itself on having exactly the right solution for every application,” said Georges El Gemayel, the company’s general manager. “With the industry’s broadest portfolio of high-performance microwave products, Exalt gives us the options we need to offer the best backhaul solution for every customer.”