Better networking with Ruckus from Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa

Johannesburg, 11 May 2018
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Following Westcon-Comstor's vendor partner Ruckus Networks and ARRIS company's rapid expansion over recent years, customers in sub-Saharan Africa can now enjoy access to a full remit of wired and wireless technologies, including the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch products and technologies.

Today, the vertical markets Ruckus targets around the globe span hospitality, education, government, service providers, multi-dwelling / tenant units, sports / entertainment venues, and transportation centres, to name but a few. In addition, with its leadership in LTE, Ruckus is opening opportunities for resellers to promote converged WiFi and LTE solutions that leverage common cloud-based control and management capabilities from Ruckus.

"As a preferred distributor of Ruckus in sub-Saharan Africa, we have established a network of superior resellers, developed strong in-house skills to support its solutions, and continue to identify key opportunities for Ruckus on the continent," says Andries Janse van Rensburg, channel manager, Ruckus, at Westcon-Comstor sub-Saharan Africa.

"The Ruckus portfolio is so broad that it is hard to define a simple application for it. Customers who have turned to Ruckus return time and again and they continue to adapt the use of its technology to create memorable customer experiences every time."

The Ruckus portfolio available from Westcon-Comstor includes its software and SaaS technologies, which includes location services and network analytics, system management and control, access points for indoor and outdoor, as well as switches and the Ruckus IoT Suite.

Today, Ruckus helps customers with use cases that extend: Internet of Things (IoT), location services, multi-Gigabit access, physical security, secure onboarding, WiFi roaming (hotspot 2.0), WiFi calling and private LTE.

"Ruckus is a 100% indirect company that is fully committed to the channel. Working with Westcon-Comstor, we are striving to better help customers on the African continent, by bringing them affordable, superior wired and wireless networking technologies," states Bruce Pitso, distribution manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Ruckus. "In our time servicing the continent, we have seen that Ruckus is an ideal alternative for African companies, because of the versatility, flexibility, cost effectiveness and accessibility of our solutions."

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a subsidiary of the global WestconGroup Inc., is a leading value-added distributor of cloud, technology and converged communications solutions for the enterprise and SMB markets. Its niche business practices include: Comstor Southern Africa and Comstor Africa (Cisco business), unified communications and collaboration solutions, mobility solutions, Microsoft solutions and security solutions. The company is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with regional offices in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, as well as territory offices in Angola. Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Namibia and Tanzania.

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