New internet service provider in town
Thursday, March 13, 2008
EffectPro, a communication company, in collaboration with Aleutia Limited, have landed on the shores of The Gambia to provide unlimited wireless information technology and communication services.
At a presentation ceremony held at the Paradise Suite Hotel, Mr Mike Rosenberg, managing director of Aleutia limited, London, said that the wireless mesh networking is an innovative technology that allows to take one high speed line and distributes it wireless over large areas.
He said this can be achieved using low-power access points such as weatherproof models, adding that these could be easily mounted on roof tops or existing mobile phone masts and have a range of 2km which can be extended as high as 20 km using larger antennas.
Mr Rosenberg revealed that multiple APs can be blanketed accross a city, ensuring that most or all of an area has wireless internet access and that subcribers can access the internet through any Wi-Fi enable device such as laptop, PDA, or even VoIP phone. " we can install wireless routers for businesses that pick up our Wi-Fi signals and then distribute the internet connection accross the company's LAN" he guaranteed.
lamenting on the benefit of this new internet system, Mr Rosenberg emphasised that it was less expensive and so fast that one can have internet access over night. He said that connecting to their dedicated lease line will provide better quality services than a residential or business broadband connection would. He also informed the invitees that there is greater network control and security.
' We provide and manage services and can provide businesses with full details on employee usage, restrict websites and set bandwidth limits. By joining our wireless service, you can access the internet in dozens of locations accross town and not only in your office", he assured
The session was followed by an introduction to the Meraki Wireless Mesh Networking System and Aleutia demonstrating its E2 Mini computer, a rugged PC that uses just 8 watts of power.
Mr Rosenberg said that the Aleutia E2 Computer will be available for conference adding that the euipment has already been used to set up a large mesh in Maseru, Lesotho, and is currently been set up in Bissau by partner company, Locust world.
Author: by Abdul Jobe