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SOURCE Tazca Connects
4G LTE Partnership to provide cost-effective broadband across Nigerian cities
ITASCA, Ill., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AG Placid announces plans to deploy 4G LTE cost-effective Internet Access using Tazca Connects LTE-as-a-Service in Nigeria for their Metropolitan Wireless Network in Calabar, Gombe and Lafia expanding Broadband Access to businesses, government, hospitals, schools and individuals.
AG Placid's CEO, Beshel Ikwen stated that, "Tazca Connects LTE offering, backed by Lemko Corporation's distributed LTE architecture that virtualizes the mobile core, was selected due to the need for a truly cost-effective 4G LTE solution that would enable an affordable Metropolitan Wireless Network to be deployed in Nigeria. Tazca Connects has driven the wireless Internet costs down to that of wireline economics, enabling new services like HD video conferencing and medical imaging for Telemedicine."
Tazca Connects high speed Internet service will be powered by an innovative LTE software platform from Lemko Corporation, bringing cost-effective 4G LTE connectivity in Nigeria, West Africa. The LTE fixed wireless broadband service in Nigeria will be deployed with advanced features on a virtualized software platform at each cell site, directly connecting to the cloud. The benefits results in lower up-front capital expenses and ongoing operational costs.
"Our Internet Access partnership in Nigeria is a global growth generator for West Africa. It confirms that powerful software, combined with a powerful vision, can connect people anywhere on Earth with cost-effective, carrier-grade LTE services," said Michael Sisto, Vice President of Sales at Tazca Connects. "We are pleased to show that with Tazca Connects, the economic and social benefits of expanding Internet Access can become an affordable reality anywhere. With 4G LTE, AG Placid will be able to support Telehealth services across Nigeria and support Nigeria's healthcare networks with greater access to medical specialists using 4G LTE video. Tazca Connects enables Operators to deploy wireless networks economically, as they would any IT enterprise solution or Internet of Things (IoT) application," said Sisto.
"Our main focus is Nigeria and West Africa. We are passionate about building networks that not only are profitable, but also change the lives of our customers for good. We are also determined to bring down the costs of data per Gigabyte in Nigeria. AG-Placid believes that what is worth doing is worth doing well, and so our partnership with Tazca Connects was achieved through painstaking research that took over a year. We are delighted that in Tazca Connects we found a dedicated and professional team that shares our vision for the telecommunication industry. AG-Placid is confident that our LTE network when operational would be the best and the network of choice in Nigeria," said AG Placid's CEO, Beshel Ikwen.
About AG Placid
AG Placid is a network operator in Nigeria; we are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying customer needs for IT solutions through innovative research and development. AG-Placid is an innovative and dynamic organization that believes in the best use of technology to achieve customer satisfaction. AG-Placid makes technology work for her customers; as a means of achieving a higher level of service delivery, marketability, profitability, cost minimization and accessibility to the international market. For more information visit www.ag-placid.com
About Tazca Connects
Tazca Connects was launched to answer the call for affordable broadband. Our strategic intent is to enable Operators to bring simple and affordable wireless broadband back into their communities. Tazca offers 4G LTE-as-a-Service with the lowest CAPEX and OPEX in the industry so wireless Operators in any environment can deploy carrier grade broadband now without having to worry about hardware and software infrastructure. Instead, Operators can focus on marketing and signing up subscribers with LTE download speeds of up to 150MBps and capacities up to 2000 simultaneous users per tower. Tazca offers pay-as-you-grow models to accelerate cost effective broadband connectivity across diverse global communities. With Tazca, Operators can Plug, Play and Profit with a quality solution deployed at the network edge. Tazca Connects is a subsidiary of Lemko Corporation. For more information visit www.tazcaconnects.com
About Lemko Corporation
Lemko is a Distributed Mobile Wireless Network software company with ultra-low cost Internet based architectures that drive down the cost per GB MHz POP. Lemko is the industry leader in Re-Engineering the Mobile Network for Internet Economics and provides quick deployments of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular systems powered by a virtualized and distributed EPC and IMS core. The company's market leading solutions are available in multiple form factors including macro network, small cell, enterprise access point, On-Demand Cellular (ODC), M2M, cellular on wheels (COWs), man-portable and are deployed with enterprises, carriers, government, and military private network operators. Lemko is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA. Additional information is available at www.lemko.com.
VP of Sales, Tazca Connects
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