|[February 15, 2017]
Internet Solutions and Accuris Networks Introduce Pan-African Wi-Fi Network
Internet Solutions (News - Alert) (IS), the leading pan-African telecommunications
service provider, and Dublin-based Accuris Networks Limited, have
partnered to introduce a seamless continent-wide Wi-Fi network to global
carriers, multinational companies and local Internet Service Providers.
Internet Solutions' various independent Wi-Fi networks in the region are
now consolidated using the Accuris Wi-Fi Server, enabling a
carrier-grade, homogenous network accessible anywhere with single
This creates a pan-African Wi-Fi fabric for 'Internet of Things'
applications demanding a consistent, low-cost, IP access network.
"Wi-Fi continues to be one of the most viable and cost-effective
connectivity solutions to meet Africa's increasing bandwidth demands,"
says Kervin Pillay, Chief Technology Officer at Internet Solutions.
"Like individual consumers, our business users expect always-available
connectivity that is fast, affordable and seamless. In other words,
connectivity in Africa that is as reliable as connectivity wherever else
their customers are located. Installing the Accuris Wi-Fi Server is part
of an ongoing process of upgrading our infrastructure, services and
technology to deliver on this promise."
Using this continental network, Mobile Network Operators can access
Wi-Fi offload services to address capacity demands of their smartphone
users, while inbound roamers can resell Wi-Fi to subscribers who require
high-quality broadband while traveling.
In-country ISPs can now monetise connectivity in venues and hospitality
locations using managed Captive Portal and Landing Page services for
private Wi-Fi networks - an offering common in South Africa but less so
elsewhere in the region.
"The decision to partner with Accuris Networks (News - Alert) for this project was an
easy one, given the company's history and expertise as a trusted
provider of cloud-based security, identity, and access management for
carrier Wi-Fi networks," says Pillay.
Accuris Networks is a leader in carrier Wi-Fi services, enabling Wi-Fi
roaming and hub services for Wi-Fi network providers and mobile network
operators. With the Accuris Wi-Fi Server SaaS (News - Alert) platform, service
providers can quickly interconnect with other Wi-Fi providers and mobile
operators to enable low-cost access to data services while subscribers
are traveling as well as domestic data offload.
"Internet Solutions is a provider of choice, delivering IP connectivity
to one of the world's fastest growing markets," said Jeff Brown, Chief
Executive Officer at Accuris. "Accuris is pleased to provide Internet
Solutions a powerful yet cost-effective carrier-grade platform to meet
the demands of a growing subscriber base."
Internet Solutions is using key elements of the Wi-Fi Server platform
Accuris eNAC captive portal system designed specifically for the
scalability and multi-tenancy required by service providers;
Accuris eAAA server to support diverse authentication, security and
identity management protocols;
Accuris eAnalytics, a Hadoop-based big-data collection, analysis and
Accuris CONNECT which facilitates inter-connectivity between other
Wi-Fi hub platforms.
About Internet Solutions
Internet Solutions (IS) is a pan-African telecoms service provider to
public and private sector organisations that has been providing
innovative end-to-end telco solutions and related services for more than
20 years. At the forefront of Internet Protocol-based technologies, IS
builds solutions and services tailored to the increasingly complex
demands of organisations across the enterprise, public sector, global
carrier and growing small-to-medium business sectors.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dimension Data (News - Alert) Group and part of
NTT, IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support
organisations with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies.
Headquartered in South Africa, IS has operating offices in Mozambique,
Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, as well as sales offices in the UK,
Singapore and USA. IS has six international Points of Presence (PoPs) -
in New York, London (2), Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as 66
PoPs across the African continent. The company has over 15,500 sqm of
data centre space across Africa and is the largest provider of alternate
last mile services in South Africa. More information at www.is.co.za.
About Accuris Networks
Accuris Networks helps service providers monetise the connectivity
between networks. Accuris solutions enable subscribers to move
seamlessly and securely between LTE, GSM, Wi-Fi, IPX and fixed networks
while ensuring a superior quality of experience. Accuris Networks is a
trusted supplier to blue-chip operators around the world including AT&T,
Bell Canada, China Mobile Intl, EDCH, Telekom Malaysia, Vivo/Telefonica (News - Alert)
and more. Visit us at www.accuris-networks.com
or tweet @AccurisNetworks.
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