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Intracom Telecom Supplies its WiBAS™-OSDR Wireless Access System to Comsol Networks in South Africa

Athens, Greece - 09 November 2016 - Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of a frame contract agreement for the supply of terminals and relevant hub site equipment to Comsol (Comsol Networks (Pty) Ltd), a provider of novel B2B wireless services in South Africa. Intracom Telecom shall supply its latest generation of WiBAS™-OSDR, a Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) wireless system, along with company's network management system (uni|MS™).

Intracom Telecom is currently implementing the first phase of the 5-year contract, while the total investment is estimated to reach USD 9 million. The company will be showcasing its advanced system at its stand C1, Hall 2 during the AfricaCom exhibition on 15-17 November 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Comsol has selected Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™-OSDR at the 28 GHz frequency band after an international tender, technical evaluation and extensive field testing of the offered systems, in order to offer superior open access Layer 2 last mile connectivity services, to its growing number of corporate customers in over 200 towns across South Africa. The product is the only one available worldwide to make full use of Comsol's expanded spectrum assets, reaching up to 56 MHz channel, and advanced networking features, enabling the service provider to implement high calibre services for its subscribers with a committed turnaround time of under 7 working days.

Darren Morgan, Comsol Networks Chief Operating Officer, stated: "We selected Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™-OSDR platform based on the technical superiority of the radio as well as the networking and management features of the solution. Simply put, the OSDR product line offers the highest capacity per base station, allowing us to deliver exactly what the South African market wants; that is more capacity at a cheaper rate. Our long and successful business relationship with Intracom Telecom and its ability to continually develop more functionality within existing product sets as well as focus on R&D, also played a key role in the decision-making process."

John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom's wireless solutions portfolio, commented:"We are pleased to further enhance our long cooperation with Comsol, which started in 2011, excited to be part of their business success and ready to provide the South African enterprise customers with the highest quality of services and reliable connectivity. Our WiBAS™-OSDR provides the highest capacity in the industry, the best radio technology for uninterrupted service and the widest set of networking functions to help Comsol satisfy its strict requirements."

About Comsol

Comsol Networks (Pty) Limited ("Comsol") is a recognised market leader and specialises in building customised terrestrial wireless access infrastructure for companies, government entities and parastatals of all sizes, across all sectors. Since its inception in 1997 Comsol has installed thousands of wireless connections across the African continent. Comsol has several licenses including an Individual Electronic Communication Network Services (I-ECNS) Licence, Individual Electronic Communication Services (I-ECS) License and, more importantly, several highly sought-after and strategic national spectrum licenses issued by ICASA.

Comsol Fibre Network will be an open access, carrier grade network. It will be available through major telcos, carriers, ISP and content providers. Comsol Fibre Connect is medium agnostic, combining the best of fibre and high capacity, licensed band wireless technologies to offer products ranging from 2-Mbps up to 1-Gbps.

Comsol is owned by Convergence Partners and Nedbank with the balance of the equity held by executive management. The company has a Level Two BBBEE rating, which comes from a mix of equity holding, procurement policies, enterprise development and corporate social investment projects.

Comsol is managed by a strong executive team of individuals whose joint experience in both business development and the telecommunications market totals more than 65 years.

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About Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 35 years in the market. Intracom Telecom innovates in the areas of small-cell backhaul, wireless transmission and broadband wireless access and has successfully deployed its industry leading point-to-point and point-to-multipoint packet radio systems worldwide. Moreover, the company offers a competitive portfolio of revenue-generating telco software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on big data analytics, converged networking and cloud computing for operators and private, public and government clouds. The company invests significantly in R&D developing cutting-edge products and integrated solutions that ensure customer satisfaction. Over 100 customers in more than 70 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art technology. The company employs more than 1,800 people and operates subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America.