Internet Solutions (IS), the leading pan-African telecommunications service provider, and Dublin-based Accuris Networks Limited have partnered to introduce a seamless continent-wide Wi-Fi network to global carriers, multinational companies and local Internet service providers, the companies said.
Internet Solutions´ various independent Wi-Fi networks in the region are now consolidated using the Accuris Wi-Fi Server, enabling a carrier-grade, homogenous network accessible anywhere with single sign-on.
This creates a pan-African Wi-Fi fabric for ´Internet of Things´ applications demanding a consistent, low-cost, IP access network.
Using this continental network, Mobile Network Operators can access Wi-Fi offload services to address capacity demands of their smartphone users, while inbound roamers can resell Wi-Fi to subscribers who require high-quality broadband while traveling.
In-country ISPs can now monetise connectivity in venues and hospitality locations using managed Captive Portal and Landing Page services for private Wi-Fi networks — an offering common in South Africa but less so elsewhere in the region.
Headquartered in South Africa, IS has operating offices in Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, as well as sales offices in the UK, Singapore and USA. IS has six international Points of Presence (PoPs) – in New York, London (2), Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as 66 PoPs across the African continent. The company has over 15,500 sqm of data centre space across Africa and is the largest provider of alternate last mile services in South Africa.
Accuris Networks helps service providers monetise the connectivity between networks. Accuris solutions enable subscribers to move seamlessly and securely between LTE, GSM, Wi-Fi, IPX and fixed networks while ensuring a superior quality of experience. Accuris Networks is a trusted supplier to blue-chip operators around the world including AT&T, Bell Canada, China Mobile Intl, EDCH, Telekom Malaysia, Vivo/Telefonica and more.