Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has been named a preferred provider for VAST Networks in South Africa, the largest public Wi-Fi provider on the continent, to roll out Hotspot 2.0 technology that simplifies Wi-Fi roaming for customers.
“Most people do not even think twice when it comes to roaming on their mobile devices when they travel, but given the pressure of tighter budgets, roaming costs are a growing concern,” said Riaan Graham, Sales Director for Ruckus Networks, Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Most wireless users prefer to connect to a hotspot whenever they can as a way of keeping those expenses to a minimum. The challenge is finding and selecting the right network, logging on through a portal, and repeating the process every time a new hotspot is accessed.”
“Ruckus has worked continent-wide providing solutions for virtually any scenario or customer requirement. The collaboration with VAST combines our extensive experience to offer a truly innovative solution to overcome a challenge with which many mobile operators and consumers struggle.”
Khetan Gajjar, Chief Technical Officer at VAST Networks, added that it was imperative to identify a company that shared its passion for connecting people in a digital environment.
“With Ruckus Networks, we’re able to continuously explore different methods of authenticating and onboarding users to our network with incremental effort,” he said.