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HYBRIFLEX rollout in South Africa with strong regional support
Colombes (France) October 31, 2011 – HYBRIFLEX conquers Africa: Today Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced the deepened cooperation with its partner Crestwave in South Africa. The company is experienced in rollouts throughout Africa and will strongly support the implementation of HYBRIFLEX within the African market.
HYBRIFLEX combines optical fiber and DC power for Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) in a single corrugated cable. The convincing result of a HYBRIFLEX trial in South Africa can be seen at a cell site in Doringkloof close to Pretoria. This trial follows numerous trials in other European countries as well as in Australia, Asia, Latin America and the United States, and kicks-off a HYBRIFLEX-trend in Africa.
Here comes Crestwave onto the scene: After being a sales partner of RFS since exactly one year, the team of Arnold Turk, General Manager of Crestwave Telecoms, will realize the HYBRIFLEX-rollout in South Africa. "We are setting up a focused kitting facility in Pretoria, South Africa, where the HYBRIFLEX-kits will be made up and distributed to various clients. This will also include a dedicated customer support centre", says Arnold Turk. "Special installation teams will be available to provide a turnkey solution." This means, that customers simply do place an order for a kit which will be made up to their site specific requirement. Plus, Crestwave will take care about the installation and commissioning of the kit. For Arnold Turk the advantage is clear: "This approach covers both aspects of efficiency as well as being a “one stop shop” for the client."
Rémi Deniel, Director Sales Africa at RFS, sees a huge potential for HYBRIFLEX in Africa and is delighted: "We appreciate having Crestwave as local partner in South Africa. Our customers receive local support and services and at the same time a globally established product."
Crestwave will initially put its rollout focus on countries such as South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania. Arnold Turk foresees a bright future for HYBRIFLEX in Africa: "This is a phenomenal product along with the fact that operators have a requirement for smart equipment management solutions. Due to the various technologies needing to be consolidated on one site there is a huge potential for HYBRIFLEX."
HYBRIFLEX is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as high winds and lightning. Aluminum or copper armor provides robust protection of the fiber optic and DC cables. The aluminum armor and use of standard grounding kits also provide integrated lightning protection. The level of protection against lightning strikes is similar to that of RF feeder cables, which is much better than that of conventional DC cables. By reducing the number of hanging cables and protecting the fiber optic cables by an aluminum armor, HYBRIFLEX helps operators reduce the risk of damage due to high winds.
RFS unveiled HYBRIFLEX in April 2010.
Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark and HYBRIFLEX™ and HYBRISEAL™ are trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Crestwave is headquartered in Mauritius with regional representation in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Nigeria. As being part of the history of GSM rollouts all across Africa over the past 16 years, Crestwave offers an experienced and well seasoned approach to support the offered solutions. Africa has unique and profound challenges and with fully encompassing this Crestwave supports its customers to meet all challenges.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.
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