Heroes extend their excellence into new arenas to improve the world. For them, obstacles initiate creativity, drive them to think outside the box and push them to do what has never been done before. They reduce risk by quickly developing a deep understanding of how to make the most of the latest innovations in technology.
This quarter, each of our heroes stepped outside the comfort zone of their traditional business and confidently extended the reach of their communications network to deliver connectivity. We recognize their efforts to connect first aid centers, businesses and residences to improve the lives of people in their community.
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1Q 2021 Heroes:
- Alaska Communications, USA
Alaska Communications is a pioneer among service providers. ACS rapidly extended their fiber network with gigabit wireless technology to provide fast, reliable and cost-effective connectivity to business and residential customers. ACS is using 60 GHz cnWave™ equipment with Terragraph mesh, a technology developed by Facebook Connectivity. Find out more about their deployment in this press release.
- Fabrizio Fioredonati, air2bite.net, Italy
Air2bite rapidly extended their existing network to create a broadband connection to the COVID-19 vaccination center in the city of L’Aquila, Italy. Air2bite is one of the largest fixed wireless access (FWA) operators in Italy. They are a leader in value-added IT services and offer ultra-broadband internet connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas.
- Kendall Ananyi, CEO, Tizeti Network Limited, Nigeria
With more than 1.5 million users, Tizeti is the fastest-growing internet service provider in Nigeria – a nation with almost 200 million people with relatively low broadband penetration. The company is now expanding its network using cnPilot™ Wi-Fi access points with ePMP fixed wireless and cnMaestro™ cloud management. By using solar power in the majority of its sites, Tizeti is able to rapidly deploy a highly resilient network despite the challenging local conditions. Find out more about their deployment in this press release.