The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) in Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho, has awarded TCI a contract to supply, install and commission a state-of-the-art spectrum management, monitoring and licensing system to replace older systems. The LCA joins more than 20 other spectrum regulators across Africa that have selected TCI’s solutions over the past 15 years.
The solution utilizes TCI’s newest Model 739 Compact Spectrum Monitoring System (CSMS) to provide full compliance with ITU-R Recommendations. The spectrum monitoring systems are coupled with TCI’s enterprise, integrated Model 710 Automated Spectrum Management System (ASMS) to provide fully integrated Spectrum Monitoring and Management capabilities. The contract includes fixed, mobile and transportable configurations to provide flexible deployments and operations across the country.
JB Ballard, President of TCI, stated: “We are excited the LCA selected TCI’s CSMS and ASMS solutions to fulfill their spectrum management and monitoring needs. The Model 739’s dual 10/80 MHz instantaneous bandwidths, and ability to monitor and geolocate signals from 20 MHz through 8.5 GHz will ensure the LCA is equipped to monitor all signals – on all frequencies – today, and well into the future.”
With the award of this contract, TCI further develops its presence, commitment and regional maintenance support in the Southern African region, adding LCA to its existing customer base of telecommunications regulators in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.
TCI International, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of SPX Corporation. TCI provides spectrum monitoring, direction finding, geolocation and signal collection solutions to civilian, government, military and intelligence agencies, as well as antennas for communications and high-power radio broadcasting. TCI is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA. For more information, visit www.tcibr.com.
Lesotho Communications Authority is the national regulatory agency for the communications sector in the Kingdom of Lesotho. It regulates the communications sector made-up of telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services. For more information, visit www.lca.org.ls.