Technical Discussions

Introducing the Huawei B618 LTE-A Router: Let it Rain!

Introducing the Huawei B618 LTE-A Router: Let it Rain!

Get connected with the latest mobile broadband technology, LTE Advanced, with the Huawei B618 and take advantage of the expanding Rain network. With the recent growth of the Rain network, LTE Advanced is now more accessible than ever before and consumers are eager to start enjoying its benefits – affordability, reliability and speed!   LTE Advanced is a step up from 3G and LTE that offers superior connectivity speeds, coverage and stability. The advantages include: No need for fibre or a landline which means no installation hassles. It offers super-fast speeds – 10-50Mbps! Mobility – it can move around with you provided it is in an LTE-A covered area. It can connect multiple users without compromising on speed!   The Huawei B618 LTE-A Router The B618 router has a CAT 9 and CAT 11 card onboard which makes it the perfect future-proof device, allowing its users to enjoy even faster speeds in the near future – up to 600Mbps download and 50Mbps upload speed! It has a dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point built in so that both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz devices will have connectivity, and, using a TS9 to SMA female adapter, the B618 can also be connected to an external antenna when your signal is in need of a boost. Features: 4G LTE Cat9/Cat11 Router Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE Super-fast Internet 4G LTE ULTRA LTE peak download speed to 600Mbps...
The EdgeRouter Infinity – taking your network beyond the next level!

The EdgeRouter Infinity – taking your network beyond the next level!

Take your network to infinity and beyond with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Infinity! Designed with performance in mind, the EdgeRouter Infinity is equipped to handle demanding network environments.   The EdgeRouter Infinity gives you the power to build a secure and flexible network by providing you with:   Maximum Performance – Powered by a 16-core, 1.8 GHz processor with 16 GB DDR4 RAM, the EdgeRouter Infinity features eight 10G SFP+ ports and a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port for routing. Advanced Applications – Powerful routing features – such as load balancing and failover– provide redundancy and increased performance for your network. Redundant Power – The EdgeRouter Infinity uses a hot‑swappable modular power supply. It includes primary and backup AC/DC power supply modules enabling automatic switch-over to the backup if the primary power supply fails. Management System – The EdgeRouter Infinity is supported and managed by the Ubiquiti® Network Management System. UNMS™ is a comprehensive management controller featuring a graphic user interface that is easy to navigate.   The EdgeRouter Infinity also includes cutting-edge security features, flexible configuration and monitoring tools, comprehensive IPv6 support and more!    ...
Join us at the 2018 Asterisk Community Conference – the future of telephony is now!

Join us at the 2018 Asterisk Community Conference – the future of telephony is now!

The Asterisk Community Conference Africa 2018 will be held at The Wanderers Club in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14th and 15th March 2018. This is an unmissable event, whether you’re a seasoned Asterisk developer or someone who is interested in learning more about Asterisk, VoIP or unified communications.   Gathering the African Asterisk Community   Following a highly successful conference in 2016, the 2018 event promises to be a highly collaborative and interactive two-day conference. This event will promote Asterisk in Africa by bringing together local experts and international guests from the cutting edge of Asterisk development and integration.   What you can expect   The Asterisk conference is set to provide attendees with a wide range of telephony technology and product development information. 14 March will be devoted to formal and informal training, including the Asterisk “from scratch” course, the DCAP exam session, and several technical-rich presentations with topics from “Economics of Fibre Networks” to “Asterisk and the Docker revolution”. 15 March will include a lot of case study information regarding customer experience, as well as interesting presentations such as “10 things your callers will never tell you about your IVR”.   MiRO will be presenting on: IP End points The Grandstream UCM series The latest in Video Conferencing IP video Talk Grandstream’s relationship with the Asterisk platform Doorphone options available for your business   Registration for the event can be found here. Further information regarding the line-up can be found...
Ubiquiti’s AF-11X provides high cost to performance ratios  in the 11 GHz licensed band

Ubiquiti’s AF-11X provides high cost to performance ratios in the 11 GHz licensed band

Internet services provider (ISP) iClix has an extensive client base that relies on high throughput levels for their video and data requirements, as well as low, consistent latency for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) users. With the burgeoning number of new users logging into the Internet in the region, interference was becoming a distinct irritation.   The company’s Gerhard Pienaar says that while the existing system was quick to install and easy to use, it was plagued by many of the issues faced in the license-free arena. These included increasing line interference and limitations on capacity during times of high demand. “We decided to upgrade the back hauls to our busy high sites to a licensed option and duly applied to ICASA for approval. We concurrently discussed technology best practice with our long-standing technology supplier MiRO.”     He points out that there were delays in the ICASA approvals process but the company eventually received approval to operate on the licensed band, concurrent with the delivery of the Ubiquiti airFiber® AF-11X units from MiRO. “Interestingly, the arrival of the AF-11X in South Africa was met with such demand that MiRO was inundated with requests by customers to order the product. This is a clear indicator that this technology is extremely welcome in the local market.”   Pienaar explains that the AF-11X was selected as it not only has an excellent reputation but provides outstanding value for money, producing a superb cost to performance ratio. “The AF-11X in fact produces throughput and service delivery typically associated with more expensive, high-end backhaul technology.”     Of primary importance to iCIix was...
The Ubiquiti UFiber GPON solution – Perfect for cost-effective Fibre-to-the-Home deployments

The Ubiquiti UFiber GPON solution – Perfect for cost-effective Fibre-to-the-Home deployments

Not only is Ubiquiti a leader in the wireless ISP market, but the company has introduced an affordable, reliable, all-in-one, easy to install Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution.     UFiber includes a GPON OLT (optical line termination) and an ONU (optical network unit). The OLT offers eight GPON ports and supports up to 1 024 concurrent clients with physical links of up to 20 km. Two SFP+ ports deliver up to 20 Gbps of uplink connectivity for high throughput. It has two modular power adapter bays that can house either AC/DC or DC/DC power modules for maximum reliability and uptime.     The cost-effective UFiber Nano™G ONU, which is the end point at the client’s premises, is extremely compact and aesthetically pleasing, allowing it to fit into any décor. It has one port and the clear LCD display provides users with real-time upload and download speeds. It is capable of download speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 1.2 Gbps upload speeds.     The UFiber network is intelligently managed by the UNMS™ controller software. This licence free system manages all registered UFiber OLTs and all of their UFiber Nano clients. Easy to deploy and configure UNMS integrates with Google Maps so that users can point where their devices are located, allowing powerful management of remote sites all within a single unified software control plane....
Four ways to stay connected with Grandstream!

Four ways to stay connected with Grandstream!

Grandstream offers you the full communication solution for your business with their unified communication devices to satisfy all your Voice, Mobility, Data and Video needs. We want to show you how to take advantage of Grandstream’s solutions to fully optimise your business’s communication strategy. The visual below illustrates how the Grandstream products work together to offer you a customised and professional communication setup. Your VPN Router, Access Point and PBX are the starting points to manage your additional devices. The PBX allows you to unify the multiple communication technologies of video, mobility, data and voice in one easy-to-manage solution.   Your second step is to optimise this communication setup with the Grandstream Wave App!   The Grandstream Wave allows users to make and receive SIP calls over Wi-Fi or 2G/3G/4G networks using any Android or IOS device for free! SIP allows people around the world to communicate using their computers and mobile devices allowing you to harness the benefits of VoIP and have a rich communication experience. The app is compatible with most third party SIP based communications platforms, including Grandstream’s UCM series of IP PBXs. With Grandstream Wave, business and residential users always have access to their SIP lines and can easily keep in touch with business or personal contacts without using expensive cellular data plans.    ...