Largest mall Wi-Fi network in Africa

Private Property South Africa

Wi-Fi on this scale has never been delivered before on the continent.

VAST Networks, South Africa’s first open-access Wi-Fi network, along with global wireless equipment provider, Ruckus Wireless, have successfully deployed the continent’s largest mall Wi-Fi installation to provide consumers and retailers with a reliable and fast Wi-Fi experience throughout the Mall of Africa.

Wi-Fi on this scale has never been delivered before on the continent. The teams installed more than 1,000 highly advanced and future-ready access points and the network backbone to deliver a world-class Wi-Fi experience.

Grant Marais, CEO, VAST Networks, says: “A deployment of this scale is a massive undertaking by world standards and an African first. We are ready to go and cannot wait for visitors to enjoy a Wi-Fi experience that will support any requirements, be it surfing, streaming, downloading large files or simply staying connected to their world.”

At more than 130,000m2 of retail space, the Mall of Africa required a solution that could not only handle the capacity requirements of more than 300 shops and thousands of anticipated daily visitors, but also cope with ever growing data demand.

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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