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AfriConnect Zambia deploys Aradial AAA Enforcer for WiMAX and Internet services

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Toronto, Canada | [25/01/2012]: Aradial ( ), a global provider of AAA, billing, customer management and policy control solutions for IP service providers (including WiMAX, Wi-Fi, ADSL, LTE, VoIP, IPTV and mobile data), today announced that AfriConnect Zambia, an Internet Solutions Provider in the Vodacom Group of companies, has deployed the Aradial AAA and Policy Control solution to provide Wimax and future LTE services to the city of Lusaka and several other major cities in Zambia.

The first phase of the project will see several thousand subscriber terminals installed in Lusaka, and are expected to expand coverage into additional towns and cities.

Relying on Aradial’s AAA and Policy Control for Wimax and internet services, the solution integrates with Airspan 4G Wimax and other Wimax vendor’s gateways to manage the access from base stations and CPE access and assist in billing the subscribers.

“We are very happy with this project,” said Ori Etkovitz, Aradial’s CEO. “The Wimax and internet services product supports bandwidth management, real-time network policy control and enforcement, all driven by our powerful AAA Enforcer. This breadth of functionality will further enable the operator to implement volume, time and expiration enforcement and to extend its current offering to current and future subscribers. As well there is a clear path to upgrading the operator to Aradial Convergent Billing.”

“As a leading communications provider, we are committed to providing our customers with reliable and affordable services,” said Mark Bennett, MD of AfriConnect. “We are rolling out a 4G network in order to take advantage of the new lower-cost international fiber bandwidth coming into the country, and considerably increase the number of internet users in the country. The new solution from Aradial will enable us to exercise full control over the usage of our WiMAX and LTE very cost effectively, while improving our subscribers’ service experience”.

About Aradial Technologies

Aradial Technologies serves ISPs since 1997. Both entry-level and high-end service providers with millions of subscribers can easily integrate Aradial into their IT and network infrastructures. Aradial is a high-end Radius server and convergent billing software. With more than 400 deployments in over 70 countries around the world, the suite can be installed on small and affordable hardware, on Windows, Linux operating systems, and over a variety of databases. The company’s products open a new window of opportunities for ISPs, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, VoIP, LTE and Mobile 2G/3G operators. 

About AfriConnect Zambia  

AfricConnect is Zambia’s largest ISP. They offer a range of data solutions to the corporate, SME and residential markets. The corporate client list includes multinationals, banks, government, embassies, professional services and Zambia’s prolific mining companies. AfriConnect Zambia is headquartered in Lusaka with over 20 offices elsewhere around the country. The company was established in Zambia in 2005 and was proud to become part of the Vodacom group in 2010.

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