What if Emtel Airbox was TheBox?

Asking the right question is key to healthy competition. What if Emtel Airbox was TheBox at launch?

Dear Mr. Teddy Bhullar (CEO of Emtel)

Presenting to you TheBox – A Proposal by InternetInMauritius.

TheBox will be different from any other technology you have encountered before in Mauritius. TheBox will able to compete with Fibre-To-The-Home and provide guaranteed speed at peak hours (advertised as “up to”, but guaranteed – UNDER PROMISE, OVER DELIVER). TheBox is no FTTA gimmick, it is all about 4G+, not platinum 4G or whatever word you come up with.

Start by diversifying your network by first deploying the METISS cable, you’re taking too long…time is critical. Then, start peering at major internet exchanges in Europe and Africa or buy more transit. Whichever you want, but give us lower latency than the competitors.

And with the amount of towers available in Mauritius by Emtel, start by connecting all your tower via FIBRE to your backbone, keep wireless P2P as backup. Then start equipping all these with eNodeB (LTE Base Station). Then deploy 4G in multiple bands. To do that, refarm the whole 800 spectrum for 4G, refarm 900 Mhz spectrum by eliminating 2G, keep existing 4G on 1800 and request ICTA to make 2600 available for LTE. So overall, the following bandwidth should be available for 4G.

  • 10Mhz on Band 20
  • 10Mhz on Band 8 (Huawei B618)
  • 20Mhz on Band 3
  • 20Mhz on Band 7

So a total of 400 Mbps should be achievable per sector using 64QAM. For 3 sectors, that should be 1200 Mbps.

Now, for the subscriber module, choose Huawei B2338 outdoor modem. Limit the number of subscribers to 20 per sector and provide the following packages – 30Mbps, 60Mbps and 100Mbps.

An outdoor modem would be desired since it prevents customers from moving their modems around and degrading the network signal, resulting in numerous customer complaints about slow speed. But if use of outdoor modem is not desirable, a proper alternative is the Huawei B618 indoor modem.

Tadaaaaa!!! Your solution to healthy competition.

To the people at Emtel, you’re smart enough and you should have known that this is the only way you can compete with FTTH…


Not this crap again http://globtelholding.tumblr.com/tagged/LTE-AIR-5G-AIR-5G

LTE?? 5G?? over 50km?? Enough of Globtel blah blah…Huawei/Ericsson ALL THE WAY