Distributed wireless (DeWi) network operator World Mobile announced today that it has completed field trials of its DeWi technology in Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria, and is close to rolling it out across the African continent.
WorldMobile, which aims to bring affordable and reliable internet access to traditionally underserved rural areas, said that tests in Kenya and Mozambique were aimed at providing mobile networks. It said it was carried out using a television white space device that utilizes unused spectrum in television broadcast bands. service.
In Nigeria, the field test used SpaceX’s satellite internet system, Starlink. According to the company, both TV White Space and Starlink are complementary technologies that allow World Mobile to leverage existing infrastructure and spectrum resources to expand network coverage.
World Mobile CEO Micky Watkins said the test “validates the feasibility and scalability of our DeWi technology, making it affordable to both rural and underserved areas around the world.” We are one step closer to providing reliable Internet access.”
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The announcement follows World Mobile’s launch of a commercial network in Zanzibar in May, where it claims more than 300 AirNodes provide wireless connectivity to more than 16,000 users per day.
The company said it plans to expand its network to Africa and other countries, aiming to create a “community-owned global wireless network that can bridge the digital divide and promote social and economic inclusion.” .
World Mobile says its DeWi solution will provide connectivity at a lower cost than traditional mobile network operators, creating a “sharing economy” that will fund the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure in rural Africa and beyond. said it could be useful for
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