Liquid Telecom has inked a partnership deal with GlobalReach Technology to help African businesses deploy and manage Wi-Fi for their customers.
Liquid Telecom’s managed Wi-Fi services are available to businesses that want enterprise-grade Wi-Fi without the worries of procuring and managing a wireless LAN service.
The Pan-African operator will provide the connectivity for the service, which uses hardware from Ruckus Wireless and GlobalReach’s cloud-based platform. This offers authentication, authorization and accounting, along with customisable captive portals, allowing deployment in a rage of locations without a large installation cost.
The service also offers comprehensive analytics on user demographics and engagement, enabling businesses to better understand their customers and tailor service to customer needs and behaviors.[related-posts]
“The partnership with GlobalReach brings the power and scale of a global Wi-Fi enabler into Liquid’s core network and data centers, allowing our customers to benefit from the latest Wi-Fi technology deployed in-country,” said David Behr, chief product officer at Liquid Telecom
The service will initially launch in eight countries across Africa for a fixed monthly fee. The operator will also integrate its existing managed Wi-Fi customer base, along with its own portfolio of public Wi-Fi networks, into the platform over the coming months.
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