Delivering Affordable, Reliable and Pervasive Connectivity to a Nation
Myanmar is a developing nation that has recently shifted its economic focus to the digital space, to build a knowledge-based economy and deliver higher-value products and services. This lofty ambition aligns with Myanmar Net’s mission of delivering top-quality and affordable digital connectivity to the masses.
Reliable connectivity is a challenge for any developing country, and Myanmar is no different. To deliver effective and affordable connectivity to the masses, Myanmar Net chose to explore the use of carrier-grade Wi-Fi technologies.
To achieve their ambitious goals of pervasive connectivity, deploying a high density of APs was required. However, this can also lead to higher chances of interference, which undermines reliability and performance. In addition, the installation process needed to be simple as Myanmar currently faces a shortage of skilled workers, which affects deployment timelines. More importantly, the equipment used must be able to handle the extreme summer temperatures and monsoon weather in Myanmar, while also being resilient to withstand frequent electricity outages and fluctuating voltages from a dated power grid. Finally, the solution must be scalable and reliable as connectivity reaches to more and more residents outside of the two major cities.