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Amobia builds Joburg network

16 May 2008
 
Wireless service provider Amobia has completed the first ring, of what it calls a “military spec” wireless network, in Johannesburg, to meet client demand for last mile services.

Johan Botha, a director of the Cape-based company, says the ring covers the following areas: Soweto, Northcliff, Randburg, Sandton, Gallo Manor, Midrand, Edenvale, Bedfordview, Linksfield, Johannesburg CBD, Kensington, Rivonia, Riveria, Norwood, Randburg Waterfront and Bryanston. More coverage will be created based on demand from clients.

Botha describes the network as being built to “military specification” standards, because it has three days' battery backup and has extensive built-in redundancy.

This redundancy includes rings connecting the high-sites in a way that avoids single points of failure. A dynamic route distribution protocol is used to rapidly reroute traffic in the event of a link failure.

Each high-site is connected with two links and two independent backbone routers. All sites have remote power m ...

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