Vodacom Business Africa Expands Its SD-WAN Solution To 47 Countries in Africa

Vodacom Business Africa Expands Its SD-WAN Solution To 47 Countries in Africa

Following its initial deployment to solely South African companies, Vodacom Business Africa has now made its Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution available to 47 operating nations throughout its African footprint. Supporting the expansion of multinational corporations into Africa is Vodacom’s primary aim. The ongoing creation of creative solutions that maintain clients’ connections securely and dependably is proof of this.

In response to the news, Wale Odeyemi, Executive Head of Strategic Marketing for Vodacom Business Africa, stated that by introducing the solution into Africa, Vodacom was removing connectivity constraints that expanding enterprises are battling with. It will also provide solution to increased cybersecurity risks, rising data costs and demands, and sluggish or unresponsive digital apps that impede productivity are a few of these.

With its unrivaled performance and cost advantages, higher agility and quality of service, improved reliability, and increased security, SD-WAN is quickly becoming the preferred corporate option. By controlling bandwidth availability and utilization, traffic routing, and the prioritization of business-critical protocols, SD-WAN improves efficiency. This prioritizing is essential when working with business-critical systems and automated processes because a connectivity issue could result in production delays and lost revenue.

Because of this, companies from a variety of industries, including mining, manufacturing, and retail, have adopted SD-WAN. Even in remote areas where connecting would ordinarily be exceedingly challenging and expensive, the technology provides high-quality access across all sites.

Vodacom Business Africa offers an end-to-end SD-WAN solution, meaning we provide both the physical network underlay and the digital overlay so that you don’t have to approach various providers to set up the kind of network you need,” explains Odeyemi. Companies can link to multiple providers and let their software decide which is the fastest, most efficient link to perform specific tasks.

“When choosing our solution, you don’t have to completely replace an existing network, either,” says Odeyemi. “You can simply strengthen what you already have. As an overlay technology, our SD-WAN can run on top of existing carrier-grade multiprotocol label switching connections (MPLS) and across hybrid WANs. Plus, it’s scalable and configurable to meet each business’s needs and pace of growth.”

Additionally, the Vodacom Business Africa SD-WAN is fully managed by a group of technology specialists and streamlines networks across various locations both locally and internationally, which is essential for organizations managing multiple data centers and crucial branch operations across private and public cloud environments. Clients benefit from better application performance, better network visibility, and a single-pane view of all data usage across various assets, whether in distant factories or branch office locations. Odeyemi continues that the central management is another important attraction because it allows the deployment of new branch or data-center facilities without the expensive specialist labor typically connected with network upgrades.

“As an ambassador for change, Vodacom Business Africa is helping drive digital transformation across the continent, making emerging technologies both available and accessible to businesses across all industries by equipping them with the necessary tools to compete in the global marketplace,” concludes Odeyemi.