NetExperience OpenWiFi Platform for connectivity providers
NetExperience is a prominent Wi-Fi software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, known for its innovative solutions in the field of wireless networking. One of their key achievements is the development of a comprehensive WLAN management and controller solution for the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi initiative. The TIP OpenWiFi architecture is a groundbreaking approach to Wi-Fi deployment, challenging the traditional siloed model used by conventional Wi-Fi vendors.
The TIP OpenWiFi solution enables the deployment of disaggregated networks, which means separating hardware from software components. This is achieved by utilizing open-source software on hardware provided by various low-cost vendors. The result is a highly flexible and adaptable Wi-Fi infrastructure that offers significant benefits to service providers and enterprises alike.
One of the major advantages of the NetExperience cloud-based platform is its ability to manage a diverse range of access points in any given environment. This means that access points from different vendors can be mixed and matched seamlessly within the network while still being centrally managed by a single instance of the NetExperience cloud platform. This approach eliminates vendor lock-in, allowing service providers to source access points from multiple vendors and ensuring greater freedom and flexibility in building and maintaining their Wi-Fi networks.
Moreover, the NetExperience platform is designed to cater to multiple use cases, spanning from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to multi-dwelling units (MDUs), hospitality, enterprise, and offload scenarios. Its versatility is matched by its low total cost of ownership (TCO) attributed to the affordability of hardware and reasonable software licensing fees.
The platform’s features also include advanced capabilities for remote troubleshooting and auto diagnostics, streamlining network maintenance and minimizing downtime. With a profile-based installation process and location-based hierarchy, the platform can manage a large geographic footprint efficiently, making it an ideal choice for deployments at scale.
In addition to supporting the TIP OpenWiFi initiative, NetExperience also actively contributes to the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s OpenRoamingTM framework. They have been leading trials with service providers globally, fostering seamless and secure Wi-Fi roaming experiences for users across different networks.
The NetExperience management and controller platform is compatible with all TIP certified OpenWiFi access points, including those from well-known vendors such as Actiontec, Edgecore, and HFCL. This compatibility ensures a wide range of hardware options for network deployments, allowing organizations to choose access points that best suit their specific use cases without being constrained by architecture or software limitations.
Furthermore, the platform offers a rich set of features, including complete analytics, an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), and quality of experience (QoE) analytics. Service providers can access remote troubleshooting tools, ensuring rapid response and resolution of network issues. The platform also boasts enterprise-grade controller functionalities like automated channel changes, cell sizing, band steering, and client steering, among others, to optimize network performance and user experience.
NetExperience offers flexibility in accessing their platform, making it available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering or as a licensed solution for service providers who prefer to run it on their own hardware infrastructure.
NetExperience’s Wi-Fi architecture, driven by the TIP OpenWiFi initiative, revolutionizes the Wi-Fi industry by offering a unified, vendor-agnostic approach that caters to all use cases. With their sophisticated cloud Wi-Fi platform, service providers can confidently deploy and manage large-scale networks while delivering seamless connectivity and superior user experiences across various environments.
Key Features and Beneﬁts
- TIP OpenWiFi Device Management
- Disaggregated Network Deployment
- Vendor Flexibility
- Centralized Cloud Management
- Multiple Use Case Support
- Remote Troubleshooting and Auto Diagnostics
- Profile-Based Installation Process
- Location-Based Hierarchy
- OpenRoaming Compatibility
- Enterprise-Grade Controller Functionalities
- No added expense of new hardware
- No hassle of worrying about compatibility issues
- Vendor Independence
- Enhanced User Experience
- Global Wi-Fi Roaming Support
- Cost-effective Solution: save up to 50% compared to traditional Tier-1 vendors, with no compromise on quality
- Faster Roll-out of New Services: hardware independence enables quicker deployment and shorter time-to-market
- Simplified Operations: streamline your network management to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- Break Vendor Lock-in: benefit from fully validated and hardened carrier-grade solutions with a broad ecosystem of technology and integration partners
- World-Class Support: access 24/7/365 support to ensure smooth operations and fast issue resolution
Most common use cases of product deployment
- Enterprise Wi-Fi Networks: Large and small enterprises can benefit from the platform’s scalability and centralized management capabilities to deploy and manage Wi-Fi networks across their offices, campuses, or facilities.
- Hospitality Wi-Fi: Hotels, resorts, and hospitality venues can use the platform to offer reliable and high-quality Wi-Fi services to their guests, enhancing the overall guest experience.
- Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs): take advantage of the platform’s cost-effectiveness and ease of installation to set up and maintain Wi-Fi networks for their businesses.
- Campus Wi-Fi: schools, colleges, and universities can benefit from the platform’s large geographic footprint support and simplified network management.
- Public Wi-Fi: platform can be utilized in public spaces such as airports, shopping malls, parks, and transportation hubs to offer reliable and secure public Wi-Fi access to users.
- Managed Service Providers (MSPs): use the platform to offer managed Wi-Fi services to their clients, delivering efficient network management and troubleshooting capabilities.
- Telecommunications Service Providers: can adopt the platform to provide Wi-Fi services to their subscribers, expanding their service offerings and improving customer satisfaction.
- Smart City Wi-Fi: Municipalities and smart city initiatives can deploy Wi-Fi networks using the platform to offer free or paid internet access to residents and visitors, promoting digital inclusion.
- Deploy anywhere, to avoid vendor lock-in and customize your network
*An example of deployment using the NetExperience solution.
Benefits of Open Networking
- Future-ready, cutting-edge hardware – Adopt hyperscale technologies for continuous innovation.
- Significant cost savings – Decrease expenses by as much as 50%.
- Flexible, Linux-based platform – Enjoy the freedom to select from various applications.
- Automated processes – Minimize effort in installation/configuration by automating repetitive tasks.
- Multi-purpose functionality – Utilize versatile solutions for switching, routing, load balancing, and more.
- Customizable OS options – Install or switch operating systems based on unique needs.
- Hardware-software independence – Benefit from a non-restrictive, adaptable infrastructure.
- User-friendly interfaces – Seamlessly navigate CLI, Linux Shell, and automated installation/configuration.
What makes STORDIS your personal Open Networking Expert?
- Extensive industry experience: With years of experience in the Open Networking space, STORDIS has the expertise to provide tailored solutions for your specific needs.
- Comprehensive product range: As a one-stop-shop for Open Networking products, STORDIS offers a wide variety of high-quality solutions from leading global vendors.
- Exclusive route2open Academy: As part of the STORDIS Group, route2open Academy delivers world-class training and education programs, helping businesses and individuals stay ahead of the technology curve.
- End-to-end support: From consultation to implementation and beyond, our expert team offers unparalleled support, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.
- Commitment to innovation: STORDIS constantly stays at the forefront of industry advancements, enabling us to provide the most up-to-date and effective solutions for your networking needs.
- Strong global partnerships: By collaborating with major open technology vendors, we ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products and services available in the market.
- Customer-focused approach: At STORDIS, we prioritize understanding your unique requirements, offering personalized solutions to drive your business success.
Choose STORDIS as your Open Networking Expert to unlock the full potential of your network and enjoy the numerous benefits of a future-proof, flexible, and cost-effective solution.
Perpetual license for an AP per piece.
Annual maintenance and support (inc. all cloud costs & Support for AP and cloud), per year, per piece.