Wireless Business Solutions rebranded as Rain
Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) and its ‘next generation’ LTE-Advanced network has been rebranded to Rain.
Michael Jordaan, director and shareholder of Rain, says the key objective is to establish a cutting-edge LTE-A fixed and mobile network designed to meet growing consumer demand. “Driven by innovative thinking and the very latest technology, Rain will provide simple, easy and transparent access to data, connecting the people of South Africa to the limitless possibilities of the digital world. The aim is to eventually create an environment where ‘open access’ to the internet becomes a reality in this country, with the best possible quality and speeds we can deliver, at affordable rates for all.”
Referring to the progress of the network rollout to date, Rain CEO Duncan Simpson-Craib says all tests are looking good, that Rain has so far rolled out about 750 sites and that it’s on track to meet a target of 2 000 by the end of the year. “Our coverage is increasing daily. Very shortly we will be announcing details of a fixed wireless broadband service, ‘Rain to the Home’ (RttH) as a Fibre or DSL alternative. It will be delivered on what we call ‘fibre to the sky’ using our state-of-the-art LTE-A network. In future, we will be launching a full mobile data service.”
Rain also offers mobile operators and other service providers access to its network.