Monday, March, 25, 2019 10:12:29

Benu Networks selected Virtual Service Edge (VSE) platform of VAST Networks to enhance customer experience, save on costly spectrum, and deliver affordable connectivity

VAST Networks, Africa’s first open access network provider, has reportedly teamed up with virtual network solutions provider Benu Networks to deploy Africa’s first carrier-grade mobile offload network. As per trusted sources, Benu Networks selected Virtual Service Edge (VSE) platform of VAST Networks to enhance customer experience, save on costly spectrum, and deliver affordable connectivity.

Chief Technology Officer of VAST Networks, Khetan Gajjar reportedly commented that teaming up with Benu Networks has provided the firm with an excellent competitive advantage. The Virtual Service Edge architecture of Benu Networks continues to outperform the other solutions available in the market with its capability to easily address complicated challenges while providing an optimal user experience, impressive cost advantages, seamless integration, and unrivaled scalability, Gajjar further added.

The Virtual Service Edge (VSE) platform of Benu Networks delivers an improved Wi-Fi experience while enabling Wi-Fi roaming and mobile data offload services. It also enables VAST Networks to provide seamless Wi-Fi offload and roaming to its partners on a single SSID footprint which would optimize operational costs and spectrum efficiency.

According to a report published by Benu Networks, the VSE platform also supports a wide range of encapsulation and tunneling mechanisms needed to connect with mobile operator core networks.

The Chief Executive Officer of Maravedis, Adlane Fellah was reportedly quoted saying that the primary business value proposition of Benu Networks is to assist network providers become more agile by virtualizing numerous conventional functions by the physical box in the network. This would enable more rapid introduction and lower cost of new functions and use cases along the likes of network slicing and Wi-Fi offloading. For the record, Maravedis is one of the foremost analyst firms in the broadband wireless industry.