News

VAST News


By _dm_templates 03 Nov, 2017

The Hague, 3 November 2017 – VAST Networks (VAST), Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider , has scooped two prestigious awards at the global, 2017 Wi-Fi NOW Awards .  The Wi-Fi NOW Awards honour the world’s best in the global Wi-Fi industry and at an event attended by global, Wi-Fi leaders in The Netherlands, VAST received the Best Wi-Fi Service Provider and Affordable Connectivity Awards.

“Winning the prestigious Wi-Fi Now awards, which are judged by our global industry peers, is indeed a great honour and we are delighted by the international recognition,” said Grant Marais, CEO at VAST Networks. Speaking on the Best Wi-Fi Service Provider award, Marais added; “This award is testament to our success in deploying world-class Wi-Fi serving not only the world’s top brands but importantly South Africa’s most loved retail and hospitality brands. It demonstrates how VAST innovated to evolve into a sophisticated business intelligence tool that enables our customers to drive better footfall, improve ROI and increase their own customer retention through ongoing marketing dialogues using Wi-Fi as a platform. We pride ourselves in that we cover more than 10 million m2 of indoor space, servicing many large venues such as, major transport hubs, concert venues, malls, corporate campuses and hospitals and most recently we have been able to deliver the same world-class services to environments that are historically infrastructurally poor, such as major townships and inner city residentials. VAST firmly believes that our Wi-Fi plays an important role in driving connectivity for all South Africans.”

“We recognise the immense value that Wi-Fi delivers to communities across the globe and our awards are a tribute to companies like VAST Networks, who are empowering consumers by connecting them to the diversity of opportunities in the virtual realm. The ability to connect millions of people daily by means of a true carrier grade Wi-Fi network, especially in areas where basic infrastructure is sometimes lacking, is a massive undertaking and we are heartened by the passionand commitment of Wi-Fi providers who embrace this challenge,” said Claus Hetting, CEO and Chairman of Wi-Fi NOW.

Share by: