DeWi technology field tests in Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria have been completed, according to World Mobile, moving a full African rollout closer.
World Mobile, a provider of decentralized wireless (DeWi) networks, has finished testing its DeWi technology in the field in Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria, putting it one step closer to a full deployment across the African continent. The organization wants to give underserved rural areas access to inexpensive, dependable internet service.
The tests were conducted in Kenya and Mozambique using TV White Space technology, which makes use of unused bandwidth in the TV broadcast band. The Starlink satellite internet technology from SpaceX was used in the field test in Nigeria. In order to increase the size of its network, World Mobile intends to take advantage of existing infrastructure and spectrum resources.
Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile, expressed confidence in the viability and scalability of their DeWi technology while reiterating their dedication to offering reliable and inexpensive internet connectivity to underserved places throughout the world. With more than 300 AirNodes, the business just launched its commercial network in Zanzibar, serving over 16,000 users every day.
The company’s plans for a full rollout in Africa have been welcomed by governments and development organizations. The African Union has said that it is committed to providing universal access to affordable and reliable internet by 2030. Their goal is to build a worldwide wireless network that is community-owned and encourages social and economic inclusion while bridging the digital gap. In comparison to conventional mobile network operators, the company thinks its DeWi solution may offer connectivity at a lower cost, which might assist pay for the development of telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas.
World Mobile is now in the process of securing funding for a full rollout in Africa. The company says it is targeting a rollout of 10 million connections in the next five years.
World Mobile’s technology could play a major role in achieving this goal. The company’s decentralized network is well-suited for rural and underserved areas, where traditional cellular networks are often unavailable or unaffordable.
If World Mobile is successful in rolling out its network in Africa, it could provide a much-needed boost to economic development and social progress.
Overall, World Mobile has made a lot of progress toward achieving its aim of providing affordable and accessible internet connectivity in underserved areas through the field tests and network deployments.