New remote working conditions, digital business transformation, search for innovative solutions, developing new applications for a changing world like we have never seen before: Infinet Wireless shares its achievements of the year during the pandemic.
2020 has been a game-changer for everyone, with our lives changed drastically and forever. The challenges from the pandemic has forced us to take a harder look at everyday things we do and approach them from a different angle. Although the current global economic situation has resulted in many negative outcomes, we saw a fast and increasing trend towards the digitalization of corporate processes and, as a result, have witnessed a very high demand for connectivity and the reliance on the Internet. Over the last few months, the whole world resorted to remote working and distant learning, putting a major strain on service providers of all types. Infinet Wireless, as a provider of wireless infrastructures, has of course been affected but in a very positive manner: we have seen a significant boom and adoption of wireless demand, resulting in a twofold increase in our revenues for the year ending December 2020.
Despite the pandemic, Infinet Wireless continued to expand its geographical reach and presence. We have opened a new regional sales office in the USA, as well as set up a new training facility in Yaoundé, in the Republic of Cameroon .
Our company has relocated its corporate headquarters from Valletta (Malta) to Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and currently has 19 offices around the world.
One of our most notable achievement of 2020 was the launch of the Quanta product family of ‘point-to-point’ solutions, operating in the 5 GHz, 6 GHz and 70 GHz frequency ranges.
Quanta 5 is our record-breaking spectral efficient 5 GHz Point-to-Point solution, which has already been deployed in a diverse range of applications, and over long distances, from backhauling Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE base stations to video-surveillance and mission critical requirements, as well as meeting the higher-than-expected demand for reliable and high capacity Internet access for both urban and rural locations.
The new Quanta 70 solution marks a new era for Infinet Wireless, as it is aimed at deployments in the 71-76 GHz frequency band. Its usage brings many opportunities in this band which is unlicensed in most countries of the world. The potential of this new family of products to provide reliable connectivity even over long distances, was clearly demonstrated in a trial with one of our value customer who achieved a 22 Mbps throughput over a distance of 51 km between the two Moscow-region towns of Klin and Dubna.
We also launched during 2020 our brand new InfiLINK Evolution and InfiMAN Evolution families of products. These Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint solutions, respectively, will initially operate in the 4.9 to 6.4 GHz frequency band, as our R5000 series, but providing significantly higher throughputs whilst being fully backward compatible with Infinet's legacy wireless solutions. These solutions can be used in a multitude of networks and scenarios, delivering higher capacities to remote locations, as well as transmitting high-definition video streams for safer city applications, to name just a few applications.
In 2020, our very own Infinet Wireless Academy developed a number of courses and introduced new learning services for our channel partners and end users. These services include live trainings, online courses with professional certification granted and webinars, all delivered in English, Spanish and French for our diverse international audiences.
Business development and projects implemented
Thanks to the continued loyalty of our valued channel partners and customers, our company won some significant projects during this challenging year. Some examples include:
- Connectivity across Pakistan to a major service provider;
- Connecting remote sites for a mining company operating beyond the Arctic Circle at the Nornickel quarry in northern Russia;
- Various new CCTV infrastructures in Istanbul (Turkey), Saint Petersburg (Russia) and the State of Zacatecas (Mexico);
- Expanding coverage to existing wireless infrastructures across Colombia;
- A brand new wireless platform for a major operator in Indonesia, based on our new Quanta 5 product family;
- Connecting oilfields in the remote corners of China, as well as provide 4G and 5G backhauling to China Mobile, the dominant mobile operator in the country;
- Connecting multiple branches and locations for the state bank of Oman;
- Connecting most water purification and storage sites across France;
- Deployment of a reliable wireless infrastructure for smart cities in Malaysia, ready to cater for all IoT devices of the future.
Events and participation in industry exhibitions
Even amidst the pandemic, Infinet Wireless managed to take part in two big international exhibitions: SVIAZ-2020 in Moscow and GITEX 2020 in Dubai.
And as part of our major "Going Digital" drive for the years ahead, we also held a number of successful virtual conferences for our current partners, attracting participants from up to 75 countries at one time.
Update of corporate identity
We’ve finalized updating our corporate identity and relaunched our official website with an updated design. Not only do we offer innovative solutions for our customers in a changing world, but we also adopt change with it. This is what our new website stands for, among other things. Our view to the current situation and prospects for development is fully represented by our new slogan – ‘Future is wireless’. Navigating through our website has been made much easier, improving access to the most relevant information to the visitor as well as presenting it in the most concise manner.
“We are all living in uncertain times, and we have to be prepared to adapt our ways and change them quickly when required. Infinet Wireless remains a successful company even amidst this crisis mainly thanks to its ongoing R&D efforts and the loyalty of its partners. Over this difficult year, we kept our supply chain and factory going non-stop and grew our business revenues and geographical reach faster than ever before,’ Dmitry Okorokov, CEO of Infinet Wireless, summed up.