Namibia-based Paratus Telecom Group has announced that its Zambian subsidiary has installed wireless broadband technology which it claims will reduce signal interference and enable greater coverage with less infrastructure. News Ghana reports that Paratus Telecom Zambia has deployed the JET Bi-Directional Beamforming PtMP base station system, supplied by global wireless broadband provider RADWIN, with this new system to be used to provide high-capacity last-mile connectivity to residential and enterprise users. Marius van Vuuren, country manager for Paratus Telecom Zambia, said that his company had selected JET after a thorough competitive evaluation, noting: ‘JET is a quick-to-market solution at a fraction of the cost of fibre. One of the biggest network challenges is interference, mainly in densely populated areas. This is largely due to many our points-of-presence and high sites being shared with other operators.’ According to the executive, with JET PtMP the ISP will be able to deliver downlink speeds of up to 50Mbps at ranges of up to 15 kilometres, even in challenging non-line-of-sight (NLOS) conditions where direct line-of-sight is obstructed by buildings or trees.