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Network Operators to Expand Their Wi-Fi Areas for Improved Business Services

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dino Di Palma, CEO, Benu Networks

Dino Di Palma, CEO, Benu Networks

SAN DIEGO, CA: XCellAir, provider of Quality of Experience (QoE) integrates its XCellRAN product suite with Benu Network’s Virtual Service Edge (VSE). The integration allows network operators to offer managed business services across Small Office Home Office (SoHo), Small Medium Business (SMB) and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) markets. Benu Networks delivers operators with next generation VSE to scale networks for better service agility in home and business.

XCellRAN product suite is a virtualized and scalable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that automates the deployment and operation of carrier Wi-Fi, and HetNets of Wi-Fi. The product suite features resource optimization for unlicensed spectrum, auto-healing, load balancing and access control. Benu Network’s VSE is a virtual platform for service providers offering various technologies—Mobility, Wi-Fi, vCPE, and SD-WAN to deliver an innovative cloud managed services to residential and business markets. As an open platform, VSE supports REST API, enabling agile service delivery architecture with an improved scaling economics.

John De Pietro, VP, Product Management, Benu Networks explains, “The XCellRAN solution is highly complementary to our virtualized platform to allow us to deliver scalability and elasticity for operators to cost effectively address the SoHo, SMB and SME markets.” Further, John says that XCellAir enhances existing VSE solution by adding automated Wi-Fi Radio optimization and other Wi-Fi assurance capabilities.

“Even though carriers gain entry into homes and businesses, they don’t have visibility to the end devices or the users to foster a relationship with the customer,” says Dino Di Palma, CEO, Benu Networks. The integrated solution brings-in an enhanced Wi-Fi user experience that takes into account unique operator needs. It offers reliable Wi-Fi that enables operators to deliver cost-effective services. Further, operators can have the ability to expand into other Wi-Fi areas—homespots, hotspots, and metro areas.