Wireless Broadband Networks in Emerging Markets

Globally, 2.1 billion wireless broadband customers will generate US$784 billion in service revenue by 2015. While developing regions accounted for only 17% of wireless broadband customers at the end of 2008, the lack of fixed-line infrastructure in these regions will bolster the rapid growth of wireless broadband services.  The developing regions are forecasted to account for 57% of wireless broadband customers worldwide by the end of 2015.

MetroLink Solutions is on the leading edge of this trend with strategic assistance from some of the broadband industry’s leading providers of products, applications and services. MetroLink is actively engaged in designing, building and operating networks in the cities and towns of developing countries worldwide.

Multi-tier Wireless

By employing a unique wireless broadband “multi-tier” design, MetroLink Solutions has developed a comprehensive program to bring high-speed wireless broadband to cities, towns and villages worldwide.  The network architecture integrates a number of wireless broadband equipment and support systems into a ‘seamless’ network that is deployed following a cost-effective migration strategy.   When the multi-tier wireless concept is coupled with innovative and highly desirable content-based services, MetroLink is able to provide telecommunications services on a scale never before available in urban and rural communities of developing countries. 

MetroLink has distinguished itself from other companies by utilizing its comprehensive program to bring high-speed wireless broadband to selected communities on two fronts:

  • Metropolitan Commercial Deployment: utilizing a unique combination of “multi-tier” wireless technologies, including WiMAX, Mesh, Wi-Fi and satellite, to provide seamless integration of commercial applications and services over a wide area.
  • Secondary, Remote and Rural Market Development: employing the unique MetroLink ETS (Educational Telecommunications Services) initiative based on providing low-cost Internet-delivered wireless broadband services to schools, medical clinics and residents in remote and rural areas.