BLUETOWN Delivers Power Technology for Rural TV White Space Project in South Africa
BLUETOWN provides the solar power solutions for rural connectivity project in South Africa leveraging TV White Spaces and Wi-Fi technologies.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (“CSIR”) in South Africa recently completed a pilot project to deploy 60 rural connectivity solutions in 4 provinces in the country and hand them over to local small and medium sized Internet Service Providers for commercial operation and maintenance.
“Our local distribution partner in South Africa, Indigo Broadband, recognized that our Power Unit Lite solar charged PoE power unit was a perfect match for the remote connectivity solution that CSIR wanted to deploy. The form factor is small and it supports the requirements for connectivity 24/7 – even for TVWS CPEs that are a little bit more power hungry than standard microwave CPEs. We helped them respond to the open tender, and ultimately they won the bid with the best application.” – says Sean Sealey, Global Account Director at BLUETOWN.
”Indigo has found the BLUETOWN Power Unit Lite solar-charged, battery backed, pole mounted PoE to be very easy to install with limited effort and it has proven to be very reliable. Besides being able to offer a Wi-Fi service the customer can depend on, this solution is making a contribution to the UN Sustainable goal of reduced carbon emissions” – says Keith Pitout, CTO of Indigo Broadband SA.
Installation teams deploy the connectivity solutions in the field. Just below the solar panels you see the BLUETOWN Power Unit Lite powering a TVWS CPE.
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