VAST Networks has built South Africa's first carrier-grade offload network to address spectrum shortage and facilitate access to affordable connectivity.
The network is designed to seamlessly move traffic off the networks of mobile operators and onto VAST's Wi-Fi network, freeing up valuable spectrum.
This technology was implemented via VAST's Accuris AccuROAM and Benu Networks xMEG network platforms, enabling aggregation services which mask Wi-Fi elements and maintain the security of the network.
"Wi-Fi's traditional obstacle is on-boarding users. By enabling this functionality, we can now offer our Internet service providers a secure, seamless way of authenticating their customers using their individual SIM cards," said VAST Networks principal radio network architect Déan Manefeldt.