VAST develops network tech for offloading and onboarding

08 November 2018

VAST CTO, Khetan Gajjar believes spectrum challenges are “inhibiting South Africa’s global competitiveness”.

VAST CTO, Khetan Gajjar believes spectrum challenges are “inhibiting South Africa’s global competitiveness”.

VAST has come up with two technical innovations designed to enhance networks.

In September, the South African public Wi-Fi provider claimed to have developed the continent’s first, true carrier-grade ‘offload’ network.

VAST said the technology has been designed to seamlessly move traffic off mobile or enterprise network operators and onto its secure Wi-Fi network in order to free-up spectrum.

The company added that traffic can be rerouted back on to the operator’s network, equally seamlessly.

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Ericsson expects mobile infrastructure market decline in 2017

17 January 2017

Ericsson's poor performance in 2016 led to the departure of its then CEO, Hans Vestberg.

Ericsson's poor performance in 2016 led to the departure of its then CEO, Hans Vestberg.

After last year’s dismal financial results which ultimately led to the departure of Hans Vestberg as its CEO in July, Ericsson is trying to reassure backers that it will continue to focus on accelerating its strategy execution and improve performance.

At its annual meeting of investors held in New York last November, the Swedish company said the total addressable market is expected to grow by one to three per cent in 2016-2018, despite an expected decline in the mobile infrastructure market by two to six per cent this calendar year.

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Iconic building adds Xirrus Wi-Fi network

15 January 2017

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam is said to be an iconic example of Europe’s Modern Movement.

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam is said to be an iconic example of Europe’s Modern Movement.

NETHERLANDS - The iconic Van Nelle Fabriek complex in Rotterdam has installed a Xirrus Wi-Fi network throughout its office spaces and public areas. 

Considered the main industrial monument in the Netherlands, the Van Nelle Fabriek was built between 1927 and 1930 for the production of tobacco, coffee and tea.

In 2014, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Liquid and GlobalReach launch new managed Wi-Fi service for enterprises

30 December 2016

Liquid Telecom says consumers now expect free and reliable Wi-Fi when visiting many public venues.

Liquid Telecom says consumers now expect free and reliable Wi-Fi when visiting many public venues.

Businesses in Africa that want enterprise-grade Wi-Fi without the worries of procuring and managing a WLAN can now benefit from a new managed service from Liquid Telecom and GlobalReach Technology.

It’s claimed users ranging from the smallest cafes to the largest shopping malls will be able to offer Wi-Fi securely to their customers without having to incur large upfront installation costs.

According to Liquid, the partnership with UK-based GlobalReach brings the “power and scale” of a global Wi-Fi enabler into its core network and data centres, allowing its customers to benefit from the latest Wi-Fi technology deployed in-country.

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