- RAy3, 18 GHz
- WISP in New Zealand
- Rural areas
- Challenging conditions
- Backhaul links
- Long distances, 1 Gb/s
KiwiWifi is a 100% New Zealand owned Rural Wireless Broadband Provider based in Nelson, New Zealand and servicing communities throughout the Nelson and Tasman regions at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. They have independent and purpose-built wireless networks that deliver reliable high speed wireless Internet in hard to reach places.
New Zealand has set itself nationwide goals to improve rural connectivity and remove black spots. The aim of this investment in infrastructure is to boost rural productivity through precision agriculture and horticulture, improve the safety of search rescue in remote areas, and to allow our farmers and farming practices to continue to evolve and prosper by enabling the use of leading-edge digital technologies irrespective of location.
KiwiWifi have looked to RACOM’s RAy3 Microwave links to establish new links over this tough terrain. The RAy3 is well regarded for its reliability in challenging conditions and stood out as the perfect option to achieve KiwiWifi’s requirements.
The NZ partner of RACOM, Holland Communications, has worked alongside KiwiWifi to provide the equipment required, pre and after sales support where it has been needed.
The team at KiwiWifi completed by 2023 the installation of four links using RAy3 at 18 GHz band and were impressed with ease of installation and at the operational results. They have since secured RACOM equipment for the next links.
RACOM Microwave links have also been acquired by several other New Zealand Wireless Internet Service Providers, through Holland Communications, for installation in the Otago, Marlborough and Wairarapa regions.