Wi-Fi network to be rolled out across Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is set to receive Wi-Fi Network after Edgewater Wireless Systems confirmed to have been paid US$4.9 million by Edgewater Wireless Systems to facilitate the project.

Edgewater Wireless Systems president Andrew Skafel said the Wi-Fi partnership with World Affinity represents a massive market opportunity for Edgewater Wireless to provide broadband wireless services to Western and Central Africa.
Skafel hopes his company will offer excellent services to ensure Sierra Leone Internet connectivity is fast and cheaper.
Skafel noted that he expects Africa to be the fast growing markets across the world for WiFi devices in the next five to 10 years.
In 2006, the government licensed Sierratel to offer Mobile phone and Internet international connectivity hence enjoying monopoly as the service providers in the country got clearance from them.
Early last month, the government expressed interest of liberalizing mobile Internet and voice calls by licensing a France-owned company to carry out fibre-optic project.
Sierra Leone ICT plan is to facilitate e-government in its operation to enhance prompt services in health, education and banking.
World Affinity Telecom is a multinational company wireless network services that provides services across urban and rural areas. It uses Wi-Fi3 technology to create WiFi zones spanning hundreds square miles to offer unlimited coverage, security and ability to execute in any environment condition.
Edgewater Wireless System produces 802.11 Wireless communications equipment and the current project is not the first one in Africa, it has provided National Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) coverage in Ghana and plans are underway for its expansion.
The project is set to kick off late this year and Freetown will be the first installation place. National outreach will start in early 2013.

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