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XCellAir and Benu Networks Partner to Enable Operator Enterprise Managed Service

San Diego, 19 April 2016: XCellAir, the experts in Wi-Fi Quality of Experience (QoE), today announced its partnership with Benu Networks, a provider of Carrier Wi-fi, SD-WAN and v-CPE for Wi-Fi and Cloud services. The partnership will see XCellAir’s XCellRAN™ Carrier Wi-Fi solution integrated with Benu’s Virtual Service Edge (VSE), enabling operators to deliver managed business services across Small Office Home Office (SoHo), Small Medium Business (SMB) and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) markets.

Today’s operators have the opportunity to leverage their relationship with existing business customers, going beyond basic connectivity to deliver a fully managed service that has Wi-Fi at its core. But the market is predominantly serviced by over-the-top (OTT) players who are selling directly to business owners. The joint solution from XCellAir and Benu will bring to market an enhanced Wi-Fi user experience that takes into account unique operator needs. For small businesses that do not have the same expertise as established players, the partnership will provide operators with reliable Wi-Fi that enables them to deliver cost-effective services.

“We’re excited to partner with XCellAir to enhance our existing VSE solution offering for managed business networking by adding automated Wi-Fi Radio optimization and other Wi-Fi assurance capabilities,” said John De Pietro, VP Product Management at Benu Networks. “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.

XCellAir’s XCellRAN solution provides operators scalable Wi-Fi assurance through automated provisioning of Wi-Fi access points, automated radio optimization delivering reliable performance, and automatic healing of the network without intervention by engineers. Once integrated with Benu’s VSE, this will provide a comprehensive, fully virtualized and simplified managed Wi-Fi solution that is vendor agnostic.  Furthermore, operators that choose to work with the joint solution will also have the ability to expand into other Wi-Fi areas, including homespots, hotspots and metro area deployments.

“This partnership with Benu is a great milestone for our company and is part of the vision we have for the future of Wi-Fi,” said Todd Mersch, Founder & EVP Sales & Marketing. “Following our launch last year, we have been involved in a growing number of trials and have seen a steady increase in customer engagement. Benu is an established player with a strong customer base, and this partnership not only shows that there is a need for our unique and coveted QoE solution in today’s Wi-Fi market, but also to our success as we, and our operators, step into a new market.”

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About XCellAir

XCellAir brings order to the potential chaos of using unlicensed spectrum when deploying a dense radio network of Wi-Fi access points and cellular small cells. Based in San Diego, CA, XCellAir provides a cloud-based Quality of Experience (QoE) solution that automates the management and optimization of these networks. XCellAir enables wireless service providers to meet the challenges and capture the opportunity presented by the insatiable thirst for data and ubiquitous connectivity.

For more information and access to the detailed business case and performance report, see: http://xcellair.com/resources

About Benu

Benu provides the next generation Virtual Service Edge (VSE), which allows operators to dynamically and exponentially scale existing networks for better service agility and increased stickiness in the home and business.  The VSE is a virtual platform for service providers that combines Mobility, Wi-Fi, vCPE and SD-WAN technologies to deliver innovative cloud managed services to residential and enterprise markets. Benu enables operators to create different network service slices on the same platform to offer Carrier Wi-Fi, Managed Home and Managed Business services.

 

Media contacts

XCellAir

Todd Mersch

T: +1 858.412.0186

E: InfoSharing@xcellair.com

 

CCgroup PR

Alan Miller

T: 0203 824 9203

E: XCellAir@ccgrouppr.com

 

Benu Networks

Melissa Waltz

T: +1.978.223.4700 x5031

E: mwaltz@benunets.com

 

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