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WiMax Network - RAN Site Engineering

Irinatech plays a vital role in building the Nationwide Telecommunication Network in Bahrain – meeting the region’s business and residential demand as well as technological development.


WiMax or Worldwide Interoperability for microwave access provides a robust, reliable, and cost effective means to deliver broadband services in metropolitan and rural areas.  Menatelecom deployed and managed a nationwide 802.16e-based mobile WiMAX and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The project aimed at delivering wireless broadband connectivity and advanced data services to both business and residential customers across the kingdom.  The evolution of Menatelecom’s WiMax infrastructure and the need to pace up with the technological development required a competent partner. Motorola, an American multinational telecommunication company, was selected to deploy and manage this system and Irinatech Bahrain, with its vast experience in the local telecommunication market, was chosen as the preferred contractor to Motorola to realize this goal.



RAN (Radio Access Network) deals with the air interface part of the WiMax network which includes site acquisition, building cell sites, designing frequency plan, selecting antennas and network optimization.  Irinatech has a strong understanding of the specific requirement of Bahrain and is experienced in overcoming the challenges in achieving the goals of developing the RAN network.

Irinatech's team of professional engineers specialise in RAN design, inspection and maintenance. Site acquisition and its implementation is a complex activity. Considerations that must be addressed include load-bearing capacity of the Monopole, space within sites, tilt and height of the antenna, access to locations of strategic importance and so on. As well as these, regulatory mandates need to be complied to and environmental impacts must also be taken care of.

Irinatech engineered the RAN Network for Menatelecom from Site Acquisition, acquiring nominal points, technical visits, and lease agreements right up to the completion of design and its approval.  An extremely efficient Greenfield Monopole Solution of exceptionally low visual impact was selected to match the need of the prestigious project.  Special consideration was given to the technical and environmental issues at the Design Phase of RAN Networks. Services included structural design for Monopole erection, monopole loading studies and structure analysis, design of foundation for Rooftop NPT, and soil stability test for the green field monopole.

All work was completed by our experienced telecommunication engineers, in compliance with the local and international regulations.  As a result, Irinatech was able to ensure that the design was optimal and enabled sound communications.

Projects Details


    12 months
  • Location:

    Kingdom of Bahrain