locations where the local fixed infrastructure
of telephones lines and exchanges is poor,
then the service available from the ISPs
and connectivity providers will be too poor
to meet organisational requirements.
AfriConnect will undertake
cabling and infrastructure project on behalf
of clients deploying their local LAN, firewall,
email servers, routers and switches.
Where there are multiple sites
or buildings and installing fixed Ethernet
cable or fibre is not a practical option
then wireless networks can be deployed.
A wireless LAN allows increased
mobility for users. Anyone with the appropriate
adapter on their computer can access the
network at any point within the access point's
range. This allows notebook users to move
about the site with their machines. Wireless
LANs can be used as an alternative in places
where it would be difficult to install the
cable needed to create a wired LAN.
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LANs can also be used as a replacement for
wired LANs. In this case, their range is
just within a building or its environment.
This provides great flexibility of use,
as well as ease of installation. A wireless
access point can support a small group of
users and can have a range of several hundred
feet. Users access the WLAN through adapters
on their computers.
Africonnect can supply campus
style wireless networks using public license
free wireless broadband. This includes multi-sector
antennae and back haul links as appropriate.
Non line-of-sight (NLOS) systems
are also available for larger communities.
For sites which are spaced
over much longer-distances wireless microwave
links can be an effective and low-cost means
of providing Internet connectivity. Such
systems can work over distances of 50km
given the appropriate line of sight. They
can operate on a point to point or point
to multipoint basis.