Boston, Palo Alto, New York, Johannesburg –August 25, 2016– Benu Networks, today announced VAST Networks has purchased the Benu Virtual Service Edge (VSE) to support growth and enhanced service experience for their Wi-Fi network, which already includes over 2200 hotspots in South Africa.
VAST Networks will use this new virtual platform to provide customers, including International Services Providers and Local Businesses, with the opportunity to provide seamless Wi-Fi Services throughout South Africa. Customers will have a true managed wireless experience regardless of location.
“We decided to partner with Benu because of the platform’s underlying architecture and ability to scale. The Benu VSE provides us an opportunity to expand our offering from Wi-Fi to include Managed Business Services. This will allow us to be more agile and meet the growing needs of our customers,” said Khetan Gajjar, CTO of VAST Networks.
“Benu is excited to provide VAST Networks with a solution that enhances Carrier Grade Wi-Fi across South Africa. The partnership is our first in the southern hemisphere and the first wholesale Wi-Fi provider using the Benu platform” said Dino Di Palma, CEO Benu Networks. “VAST Networks is the leader in offering these services to the South Africa Market, and we look forward to working with them to extend Wi-Fi and add Managed Business solutions in the future,” noted Di Palma.
About Benu Networks: Benu helps operators dynamically and exponentially scale their existing networks for better service agility and improved service value. With Benu’s VSE platform, operators have the flexibility needed to provide multiple services on a single platform for Carrier Wi-Fi, Residential and Business services. For more information, please visit the Benu Networks website: www.benu.net. Follow us on Twitter @benunets
About VAST Networks: VAST Networks is Africa’s first open access network provider, delivering quality high-speed and secure Wi-Fi coverage. VAST Networks manages, deploys and constantly develops the largest Wi-Fi network in premium locations across South Africa. This platform enables users to experience high-throughput, seamless, cost effective Wi-Fi for a truly on-the-go experience in public spaces. Formed in 2015, VAST Networks brought together the Wi-Fi assets of two key market players (MWeb and Internet Solutions).
For more information visit : http://www.vast.network
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