Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, has announced that EOLO SpA, an Italian telecommunications operator focusing on ultra-broadband in suburban and rural areas, selected its WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS base station device for the expansion of the 28 GHz ultra-fast wireless network across Italy.
EOLO awarded the multi-million-dollar expansion contract to Intracom Telecom following lengthy testing of the device in both the laboratory and field. The deployment of the WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS is part of EOLO’s extensive investment in its fast-expanding network across Italy, aiming to stay at the forefront of Italian FWA service providers with a portfolio of ultra-broadband services for residential and SME subscribers. Indeed, EOLO has been using the WiBAS™ platform since 2017, fueling its success in providing its subscribers with high-quality, ultra-broadband Internet connections.
The WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS interoperates with Intracom Telecom’s terminal stations already installed and operated by EOLO. Thanks to its innovative and unique hardware and software features, it has twice the capacity in terms of subscribers and three times the throughput compared to the previous generation device.
Intracom Telecom’s WiBAS G5 dual-BS platform can be leveraged by operators to build gigabit services through software upgrades and achieve download speeds equivalent to 5G. The device includes novel technologies for this category of device, such as MU-MIMO. The provisioning process of the device is performed via uniMS™ SON Gateway, a software platform that accelerates the service activation by automatically discovering terminals and instantly provisioning the subscription profile.
Commenting on the partnership between EOLO and Intracom Telecom, Guido Garrone, co-CEO of Network Division, EOLO, said: “Building a reliable and future-proof network requires determination and acareful planning that EOLO and Intracom Telecom have carried out together over the past 6 years of collaboration. With its mmWave FWA network, EOLO serves residentials, businesses and wholesale customers. EOLO's mission has always been to guarantee access to an ultra-fast, high-performance and resilient network to all Italian families and businesses, reaching the most remote areas of the country, creating value for the territory in which it operates. Intracom Telecom showed flexibility and commitment in supporting us in our journey. Thanks to its technological expertise, Intracom Telecom engineers have enhanced their product with new features, allowing for a continuous improvement of our offers.”
Kartlos Edilashvili, acting CEO of Intracom Telecom, added: “We are proud to be trusted once again by EOLO and support them in becoming the top fixed access provider in Italy as well as a global reference for their connectivity offers to residential and business customers. Since 2017, we have been working with EOLO to address their future network needs by developing innovative solutions that accelerate their network expansion and growth. We look forward to [being able to] implement this new expansion and connect our brand name, as the key technology partner, with EOLO’s success.”
Intracom Telecom has been building its expertise for the past 20 years in providing innovative wireless access solutions; it has successfully developed and deployed its point-to-multipoint systems with numerous operators in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa, meeting the constantly growing demand for broadband access services.