Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Service Guarantees International Bandwidth, Visibility of Global Upstream Traffic and the Ability to Define and Manage Priorities and Policies
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by DiViNetworks – the leading provider of software-centric network solutions, serving over 150 ISPs in 50 countries.
With the MPLS-like managed solution, corporate networks gain the advantage of guaranteed international bandwidth, visibility of their international traffic broken down by applications and sources, and the ability to define intricate priorities and policies.
Unlike all other MPLS or DPI solutions, the DiViNetworks service does not require any hardware in premise or CapEx investment. It can be set up within minutes and is easily configured and managed by IT personnel. ISPs can generate new revenues from corporate customers with a powerful, yet flexible, new offering of guaranteed, managed bandwidth for enterprise customers.
The flexibility of the service enables setting policies for any content or application, such as VoIP, video streaming, social networks, Amazon Cloud Services, Salesforce.com, etc. DiViNetworks even supports ad-hoc policies, such as prioritizing traffic of employees travelling abroad, or guaranteeing bandwidth for a videoconference with an overseas customer.
“International links are the arteries for corporate customers in Africa,” says Nhena Nyagura, Head of Business at iWayAfrica. “Our corporate customers can now, for the first time, benefit from network services that only huge enterprises could afford to support. The new value added services we offer meet our enterprise customers’ needs and generate significant new revenues for us.”
“iWayAfrica’s innovative approach drove the successful roll out of DiViNetworks’ service in Zimbabwe,” says Tsahie Lavi, VP MEA and FU for DiViNetworks. “Based on DiViNetworks’ technology, iWayAfrica offers Tier-1 level functionality and novel services that are in high demand by current and potential corporate customers.”
DiViNetworks provides ISPs and Network Operators innovative solutions to deliver and direct data efficiently and economically into their network. The advanced data delivery optimization and data flow management technology, carried over a cloud infrastructure, enables operators to gain Tier-1 intelligent network functionality as a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) service. Easy and simple to set up and manage, the service requires no CapEx expenditure, while it generates new revenues for ISPs through flexible, value added services (VAS) offerings. www.divinetworks.com
iWayAfrica is a leading African Internet Service Provider (ISP), bringing wireless service to over 67,000 business subscribers and more than 20,000 consumer subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s expertise lies in designing, installing and operating networks to suit customer requirements. iWayAfrica has 10 office locations and a well-established distributor network across the continent, with a presence that spans across 44 African countries. (http://www.iwayafrica.com)
About Gondwana International Networks (GIN):
Gondwana International Networks, working under its iWayAfrica and Africa Online brands, is a pan-African service provider operating in 39 countries in Africa, with a physical presence in nine countries on the continent. Its main interests are in the telecommunications and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) arenas.