The Future of WiFi – WiFi6 Future Trends for MSPs, ISPs and SPs

Future of WiFi

The Future of WiFi – A WiFi6 guide for MSPs, ISPs, and SPs

At Tanaza we believe it’s time to present, data in hand, the latest news for MSPs, ISPs, and SPs about the future of WiFi and Cloud Management.
Today and tomorrow, more than ever, Wi-Fi will be one of the most widespread technologies in the world and represents a crucial point in the daily and business lives of billions of people.
Statistic: Number of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices worldwide from 2019 to 2030 (in billions) | Statista
By the end of 2018, there were an estimated 22 billion IoT devices connected around the world. As the sophistication of both hardware and software in the consumer electronics industry skyrockets, an increasing share of the electronic devices produced around the world will be manufactured with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Forecasts suggest that by 2030 around 50 billion of these IoT devices will be connected around the world, creating a massive web of interconnected devices spanning everything from smartphones to kitchen appliances.

The future of WiFi Technology

In a previous article, we discussed How soon WiFi 6 will impact Business WiFi Networks.  WiFi 6 is starting to emerge in lots of enterprise wireless access points.

Here are some examples:

WiFi 6 Access Points for Business – Discover the right device to enter in the future of WiFi

EAP101 is a dual-band WiFi 6 indoor access point for enterprises. The device supports 2×2:2 uplink and downlink MU-MIMO between the AP and multiple clients, with up to 1.7Gbps aggregated data rate. EAP101 is equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio enabling value-added applications such as iBeacon, presence.

 

EAP101 is a dual-band WiFi 6 indoor access point for enterprises. The device supports 2×2:2 uplink and downlink MU-MIMO between the AP and multiple clients, with up to 1.7Gbps aggregated data rate. EAP101 is equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio enabling value-added applications such as iBeacon, presence.

 

Linksys Velop Series WiFi 6 access points for business offer a reliable connection for streaming, gaming, and video chatting without interruption, thanks to 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. Experiment higher level of speed performance and until 4x more capacity with WiFi6 settings.

 

Linksys LAPAC1200 is a Dual-Band WiFi6 Access Point with Power over Ethernet (POE) support. This enterprise access point features one Gigabit Ethernet and is backward-compatible with widely deployed 802.11a/b/g infrastructure.

 

What is Wi-Fi 6 and what are benefits for MSPs, ISPs and SPs?


“Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is the next generation of IEEE standard for wireless local-area networks, faster and more powerful than the previous one Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It is also known as High Efficiency Wi-Fi, for the overall improvements to Wi-Fi 6 clients under dense environments”.

Year by year, MSPs, ISPs, and SPs are facing the challenge to provide higher throughput and bandwidth for multiple connected devices in enterprise networks. Hardware is not enough to guarantee an adequate and democratic sharing of WiFi connection. A new standard was necessary to manage the huge quantity of devices in the networks (anchor link to the chapter dedicated to e-waste).

On April 23rd, 2021 the FCC voted and approved the allocation of the new 6GHz band for Wi-Fi. WiFi 6 represents a new revolution for enterprise and SMBs WiFi networks.
802.11n - Wi-Fi 4802.11ac - Wi-Fi 5802.11ax - Wi-Fi 6
Frequency Range (GHz)2.4 - 52.42.4 - 5 - 6
Channel Bandwidth (MHz)20 - 4020 - 40 - 80 - 80+80 - 16020 - 40 - 80 - 80+80 - 160
Subcarrier Spacing (KHz)312.5312.578.125
Symbol time3.23.212.8
MU-MIMONoneDownlinkUplink and Downlink
Access SchemeOFDMOFDMOFDM, OFDMA
Data Subcarrier ModulationBPSK, QPSK, 16-64 QAMBPSK, QPSK, 16-64 QAMBPSK, QPSK, 16-64-256-1024 QAM
CodingBCC (mandatory) - LDPC (optional)BCC (mandatory) - LDPC (optional)BCC (mandatory) - LDPC (mandatory)
Let’s analyze the various improvements point by point, showing concrete benefits and changes for MPSs, ISPs and SPs business.

Frequency Range 6GHz – More capacity, less latency in the future of WiFi

More connected devices mean higher levels of Wi-Fi congestion. The pandemic has shown how the amount of data on Wi-Fi networks has reached critical levels: wireless bandwidth and capacity have never been greater.

The first improvement of WiFi 6 technology is basically more capacity. Specifically, access points will be able to operate on the 6GHz spectrum, in addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz that currently exist. The possibility to use this new frequency range guarantees lower latency for applications in higher density environments. Moreover, 6GHz includes the orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) feature from cellular technologies, which takes advantage of servicing multiple users on sub-channels transmitted simultaneously.

There are also changes in regulations related to the 6GHz frequency range. WiFi access points have to be registered in databases and become ‘geolocation aware’. They must support the following standards:

  • Low Power Indoor (LPI)
  • Power Spectral Density (PSD)
  • Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC)

LPI and PSD are rules for restricting the power output of indoor 6 GHz devices, to limit interference with each other or with licensed outdoor use. AFC is for outdoor 6 GHz devices and consults with a database based on the FCC’s Universal Licensing System so that 6 GHz access points can avoid interfering with licensed applications.

 

Wi-Fi 6 has multiple Wi-Fi channels and these channels can be allocated more effectively to permit multiple transmissions to multiple users at the same time. Hence, when organisations power outdoor Wi-Fi 6 for users, it means more efficiency, less overheads and also support for a greater variety of applications.

20MHz vs 40MHz vs 80MHz vs 160MHz – What is the best Channel Bandwidth for Business?

Wi-Fi 6 supports channels widths of 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz, and 160 MHz.

20MHz – 40MHz – 80MHz channels are recommended for business, while 160MHz is best suited for environments with low channel utilization.

For a correct deployment, it is important to distinguish the correct channel bandwidth selection. The channel bandwidth can really affect the performance on networks.

20MHz is the most common Wi-Fi bandwidth as most users still opt to use 2.4GHz radios (almost never in 5GHz).
20MHz is the correct channel bandwidth for businesses that want to guarantee high levels of connection for remote workers or users with high expectations.
Today, WiFi customers prefer to use video streaming and video calls: this requires high levels of packets in download for buffering in streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Video, Youtube, for instance) and video-communications applications (Google Meet, Skype, and Slack Call, for instance). In 5GHz bandwidth, thanks to a large amount of non-overlapping channels, providers will not face any problem doing anything, and the internet speed will not have any significant interruptions.

40MHz is the best channel bandwidth for businesses requiring a medium-high level of data transfer rate and higher than 20MHz.
IT professionals can still get 12 non-overlapping channels if combined with a 5MHz frequency.
This channel bandwidth is used by both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. It has a higher speed but it’s not particularly suggested in crowded areas, especially with 2.4Ghz. MSPs, ISPs, and SPs should use it, only on 5GHz and for a restricted number of connected devices. It’s easy to understand how these few users will receive a perfect signal.

80MHz is the last suggested channel bandwidth for business use. This channel bandwidth has the highest data transfer rate for the commercial ranges. The absence of non-overlapping channels to operate within makes high levels of congestion with high levels of traffic. 80GHz is the best channel for IT professionals that think “quality over quantity”: this bandwidth guarantees the highest signal performances for a really limited number of users.

160MHz deserves a separate chapter. It is totally not recommended for IT professionals. And often neither for home use. 160MHz channel bandwidth is perfect for activities like Ultra-HD streaming and professional gaming. Activities that can create a high rate of congestion, especially with the next networks. It’s easy to understand how a single user with this channel bandwidth creates congestion for all the others. Totally unrecommended for business solutions.

Subcarrier spacing drastically reduced to improve WIFi efficiency

The future of WiFi includes a drastic reduction of 802.11ac spacing. It is an important technical change for MSPs, ISPs, and SPs. The reduction of subcarrier spacing improves signal efficiency and the quantity of multiple simultaneous packets for upload and download, rather than one at a time.

MU-MIMO and OFDMA – A perfect combination for uplink and downlink transmissions

Wi-Fi 6 leverages the multi-user version of OFDMA and MU-MIMO for better efficiency of both uplink and downlink transmissions. OFDMA allows the transmission of huge quantities of data over a single noisy channel. This technique works by splitting a single signal into multiple smaller signals that are transmitted. OFDMA is perfect for medium-far transmissions, while MU MIMO is more indicated for short-range. Then, the combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO allows Wi-Fi 6 to cover the entire spectrum of possibilities of high-density environments. For a better technical understanding of OFDMA and MU-MIMO in 802.11ax panorama, we suggest reading Tanaza’s guide for MSPs.

WPA3 WIFI6 – Future of WiFi means higher levels of security

Wi-Fi 6 enables secure endpoint protection thanks to WPA3 certification. WPA3 is the next generation of Wi-Fi security and provides cutting-edge security protocols to the access point industry.
This next-generation security protocol enables more robust authentication, delivers increased cryptographic strength for highly sensitive data markets, and maintains resiliency of mission critical networks.
All WPA3 networks:
– Use the latest security methods;
– Disallow outdated legacy protocols;
– Require use of Protected Management Frames (PMF);

The future of WiFi is for the environment protection

These are not easy moments for the environment. Global warming, climate change, extreme meteorological phenomena: wireless technology can do its own part to protect the environment through the energy-saving and the reuse of hardware components.

Tanaza also took up on the challenge.

WiFi cloud management to reduce CO2 caused by unnecessary onsite travel

For several years now, there has been an open debate about the extent to which working remotely can drastically reduce the pollution caused by traveling by transport. In the past, in order to understand the problems behind a misconfiguration of devices or a network failure, it was necessary for an IT professional to travel to the site. 

An activity that is now obsolete and in the long term causes increased pollution levels. Thanks to Tanaza, the cloud-based network management platform, IT teams can remotely configure and manage all network parameters from anywhere in the world without any unnecessary and environmentally harmful travel.

Network device upgrade to avoid planned obsolescence and reduce electronic waste

Tanaza has long understood that the true value of a network device is not so much in the hardware, but in the software included. In very general terms, MSPs, ISPs and SPs could potentially continue to use any WiFi access points even after it becomes legacy, thanks to the Tanaza firmware.

Several industry studies have shown that the average lifetime of WiFi devices is 3 to 4 years. Imagine for a second, the gas emissions and the amount of e-waste produced by manufacturing and replacing the current network infrastructure around the world.

Obviously, incumbent vendors have strong economic motivations to design devices that at some point break down or are not updated anymore and thus consequently are replaced. It’s called design with planned obsolescence. It happens in the world of home appliances, just as it happens in the networking industry. This is nothing new, but the situation has reached critical levels.

Here is a graph from the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020. We hope it will raise awareness of the problem of e-waste that planned obsolescence and the resulting waste generation creates:

Global E-Waste Monitor 2020

Access points fall under the Small IT and telecommunication equipment classification

By releasing dedicated software updates, Tanaza is able to span the life of WiFi access points by up to two years. At the same time, by using devices with TanazaOS as the operating system, the user is no longer forced to the planned obsolescence of mono vendors who at some point do not release the necessary software updates for a device to keep working thus forcing MSPs, ISPs, and SPs to replace it.

These two combined factors dramatically decrease the amount of e-waste produced, reducing network infrastructure costs for providers and contributing to environmental protection.

Tanaza is getting ready for the future of WiFi

Tanaza is working tirelessly to develop compatibility with the best access points in the market to offer users a complete list of devices that work with Tanaza. However, It’s fair to say that despite WiFi 6 being around the corner, there is no need to replace or upgrade the network infrastructure right away as it will take some time before users acquire technology compatible with WiFi 6. Remember, you can deploy a WiFi 6 infrastructure but if the connecting devices are not compatible or support the WiFi6 standard they won’t enjoy the benefits of WiFi 6.

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Tanaza participates in the Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity program 2020

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Tanaza participates in the Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity program 2020


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Tanaza takes part in the Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity program,  which focuses on connectivity solutions that improve the availability and affordability of internet access.

Facebook Connectivity bringing more people online to a faster internet

Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Critical to this mission is high-quality internet access, which provides people with a voice and creates opportunities to share the knowledge that can strengthen local communities and global economies. To make this happen, Facebook Connectivity has launched an array of projects, technologies, and partnerships designed to increase the availability, affordability, and awareness of high-quality internet access.

What is the Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity program?

Facebook and MassChallenge recently launched Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity for startups that improve internet connectivity through technologies and new models that address internet access, availability and affordability across the Americas.

20 startups were selected to partner with Facebook Connectivity to help scale their businesses and accelerate the pace of innovation. Tanaza has been invited to participate in the 12-week virtual program to receive industry-oriented training and participate in workshops with access to industry experts, mentors, and potential strategic partners and investors.

The Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity Program looks to accelerate: 

  • Innovative solutions that improve performance or lower cost of CSP infrastructure (Cloud, SDN, Automation)
  • Plans to connect the unconnected (ISPs & SIs) and novel business models that enable them.
  • Technologies that enhance communications speed, coverage, density, and security. 
  • New services –enabled by advancements in edge computing, cloudification, or AI.
  • Power advances that expand connectivity in rural areas and emerging markets.
  • CPE that disrupts the status quo.

Tanaza and Facebook –bringing innovation to the Wi-Fi space.

Tanaza is already a Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi Technology Program partner, enabling network equipment manufacturers to build network hardware and software compatible with Express Wi-Fi. 

Tanaza has developed an intuitive and responsive Wi-Fi cloud management platform for IT professionals to operate networks remotely. The vendor-agnostic platform makes the deployment, configuration, and management of Wi-Fi networks straightforward. Furthermore, it allows customers to control and monitor multiple Wi-Fi devices from a single dashboard in the cloud. 

As an Express Wi-Fi Technology partner, Tanaza has integrated the Express Wi-Fi platform into its feature set. As of now, Tanaza can work with mobile network operators in areas of the world affected by the digital divide and expand its presence in some Asian and African countries. Therefore, operators will have the opportunity to monetize their networks and cloud manage them through an enterprise-grade system at a fraction of the cost due to Express Wi-Fi.

The Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity program kicks off with the Bootcamp Day.

The 12-week virtual program will kick off with a Bootcamp Day in which startups will meet Facebook Connectivity teams and mentors, and participate in the first of a series of workshops.

Tanaza creates value for its partners and users by allowing unprecedented efficiency and scalability in network management, including freeing users from proprietary hardware.  By joining Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity, Tanaza will be able to build on its vision to democratize Wi-Fi by making it affordable and available to more people globally.

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Linux kernel embraces new terminology

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Linux kernel embraces new terminology slashing out’ blacklist’ and ‘slave’ terms – Tanaza joins the movement


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Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and principal engineer of the Linux kernel, has recently approved the new neutral terminology for Linux code. Along with documentation to promote a more inclusive language. The change entails slashing out words like blacklist, master, and slave.

Linux Kernel has approved New Neutral Terminology

At the moment, there are no confirmed alternatives to replace the previous terminology. However, Mr. Torvalds has suggested plenty of choices. For instance, the suggested alternatives for master/slave are

  • primary/secondary
  • initiator/target
  • leader/follower
  • director/performer
  • main/replica or subordinate
  • requester/responder
  • controller/device
  • host/worker or proxy

The suggested alternatives for blacklist/whitelist are: 

  • denylist/allowlist
  • blocklist/passlist

No fixed term applies to all use cases, so developers can choose as appropriate, as the Linux team did not recommend any specific terms. These new terms should be used for new source code written specifically for the Linux kernel and related documentation.

In regards to the old terms, they are now considered inadequate and not inclusive. The will and only be allowed to support and maintain old code and documentation. Or “when updating code for an existing (as of 2020) hardware or protocol specification that mandates those terms,” says the Linux team.

In our view, the lack of a defined list of terms might create a bit of chaos in the future. Nevertheless, creating a more inclusive language for the developer community’s use is the proper way to go.

The movement in the Tech Community

Everything started back in July when Dan Williams, Linux kernel maintainer, filed a proposal to remove the master/slave and blacklist/whitelist terminologies. Mr. Tovalds approved the request earlier this month in a pull request for the Linux 5.8 repository.

But what is more exciting is that the Linux kernel community is not the only one joining the movement. Several major product and programming language teams, including Twitter, Chrome, Android, Curl, Go, and Microsoft, have also adopted alternative terminology. GitHub said that it will replace racially insensitive terms from its documentation too.

Tanaza will adopt the Linux new neutral terminology

Tanaza proudly joins the movement by adopting alternative terms in our code source. At the core of Tanaza’s technology is TanazaOS, a powerful Linux-based Operating System. Therefore, Tanaza commits to adopt the new Linux terminology for feature developments and replace any term and documentation that does not reflect inclusiveness or does not comply with the Linux community’s new terms. 

‘We fully embrace the Linux movement and support a more inclusive programming language,’ says Rocco Folino, Head of Embedded Software Engineering at Tanaza. These efforts’ primary goal is to make tech products and IT environments more welcoming to everybody.

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Tanaza is partnering with Edgecore Networks to offer a joint Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi solution

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Tanaza is partnering with Edgecore Networks to offer a joint Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi solution

We are proud to announce that Tanaza and Edgecore Networks are partnering to provide unprecedented progress in the open networking industry by integrating the Linux-based Tanaza Operating System, TanazaOS, to run atop Edgecore Networks open Wi-Fi access points.

Tanaza the WiFi Cloud-Managed Solution

Tanaza developed an intuitive and responsive WiFi cloud management platform for IT professionals to operate networks remotely. The vendor-agnostic platform makes the deployment, configuration, and management of WiFi networks straightforward. It allows customers to control and monitor multiple WiFi devices from a single dashboard in the cloud. 

We create value for our partners and users by allowing unprecedented efficiency in network management. Furthermore, Tanaza frees users from locked-in vertical solutions that impose a software and hardware bundle. Also, by leveraging the software and hardware disaggregation paradigm it allows users to upgrade to TanazaOS, access points from different vendors.

Edgecore Networks, the leader in Open Networking

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore is the leader in Open Networking. They offer scalable, converged networking solutions that meet different customer needs targeting Data Centers, Telecommunication Service Providers, MSPs, and Enterprises. 

Their underlying philosophy is to provide professional wired and wireless solutions from the edge to the core. The company delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide.

Tanaza partners with Edgecore Networks to deliver a joint cloud-managed WiFi solution

The cutting-edge partnership between Tanaza and Edgecore Networks will allow all MSPs and Service Providers to combine the powerful flexibility of Tanaza’s software with a solid and high-performing Edgecore device. 

Over time most of Edgecore Networks’ devices will join the family of Tanaza Powered Devices™— a curated selection of performing WiFi access points that come with the Tanaza Operating System already pre-installed to provide users with an out-of-the-box, plug&play experience. 

The first Edgecore open access points models to be supported are:

Currently, Tanaza is developing compatibility with more Edge-core devices. Stay tuned and visit our Support portal to learn more about upcoming devices compatible with Tanaza. 

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Linksys and Tanaza are partnering for deeper integration of their technologies

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Linksys and Tanaza are partnering for deeper integration of their technologies


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Tanaza and Linksys are expanding their technology partnership to accelerate Cloud Management and Services in Linksys Business Access Points. The two companies are working together to enhance the capabilities and benefits customers realize from the Linksys Cloud Manager by integrating their technologies.

A renewed collaboration to bring Linksys Business Solutions to the next level

The collaboration between Linksys and Tanaza resulted in the August 2018 launch of the Linksys Cloud Manager, combining enterprise-grade hardware and technical support from Linksys with Tanaza’s powerful cloud management software bundled with no license fees for 5 years. The companies have evolved the software platform several times since the initial launch to deliver additional benefits, making the Linksys Cloud Manager a superior value proposition for MSPs and network administrators.
In 2020, both companies are embarking on a deeper integration to enhance the customer experience even further. The new agreement leverages more Tanaza technologies integrated on Linksys hardware platforms and fosters unparalleled development collaboration, acceleration, and optimization to create the ultimate cloud platform for business users.

“With this deeper integration and collaboration, we will be able to take our Linksys Business Solutions to the next level. We’re eager to deliver a cloud experience that is fast and easy to use, yet powerful enough for sophisticated network administrators. When combined with enterprise-grade hardware and dedicated technical support that business customers can rely on, we’re confident that we will provide tremendous value to the market today and for years to come.”, said John Minasyan, Director of Product Management, Commercial Products.

“Designed from the ground-up, it perfectly matches the requirements of modern cloud-based contexts, where responsiveness, real-time manageability, scalability, and seamless integration with the cloud infrastructure are paramount. Being able to provide all of this within the high-quality Linksys hardware that is widely available in most countries and Linksys’ award-winning customer service is simply fantastic. We have already started working on an extensive roadmap of enterprise-grade features to release over the next months. While the current COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the near-term, I still see a bright future for this partnership.”, declared Sebastiano Bertani, CEO and Founder of Tanaza.
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What’s coming up next

When Linksys chose Tanaza to create and maintain the Linksys Cloud Manager infrastructure, the aim was to put together a system with enterprise-level security, scalability, and reliability to be sure that the product is best-in-class in the wireless networking industry.
The system will be faster and able to apply real-time configurations for enhanced user experience. As always, Linksys Cloud Manager will distinguish itself in the market for ease of use and its unequaled performance.

The partnership will enable both companies to drive innovation to provide Managed Service Providers and business customers with a Cloud Management platform of unparalleled performance, features, and services coupled with highly reliable enterprise-grade hardware and technical support.

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Tanaza joins Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner Program

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Tanaza joins Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner Program


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Tanaza has joined Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner Program, which enables network equipment manufacturers to build network hardware and software that is compatible with Express Wi-Fi.  

The 2019 EIU Inclusive Internet Index, commissioned by Facebook, found that 3.8 billion people don’t have access to fast, reliable internet. Wi-Fi networks have traditionally been hard to set up and expensive to deploy, especially when the intent is to reach an entire unconnected town or village. The Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner Program provides a unique solution by developing new technologies in partnership with equipment manufacturers and operators to build cost-effective Express Wi-Fi compatible hardware and software, enabling more people in more places to get connected.

What is Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi?

Express Wi-Fi is part of Facebook Connectivity, a collection of programs, technologies and partnerships designed to increase the availability, affordability and awareness of high-quality internet access.

Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s mission.

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Critical to this mission is high-quality internet access, which gives people a voice and creates opportunities to share knowledge that can strengthen local communities and global economies. Facebook Connectivity works closely with partners including mobile network operators, equipment manufacturers and more to develop programs and technologies—including Express WiFi, Magma, and Terragraph—that increase the availability, affordability and awareness of high-quality internet access, bringing more people online to a faster internet.

“More than 3.5 billion people still don’t have internet access, fueling the digital divide,” said James Beldock, Facebook Connectivity’s product manager for Express Wi-Fi. “Alongside our partners, Facebook Connectivity breaks down barriers to connectivity with new technologies, business models and programs, such as Express Wi-Fi, which service providers use to deliver fast and affordable Wi-Fi. Critical to the program’s success are our Express Wi-Fi technology partners, who have committed to building Express Wi-Fi compatible software and hardware. We welcome Tanaza to the program and look forward to partnering with them to expand connectivity globally.”

Tanaza aims to provide high-quality network services to underserved areas that have not had access due to lack of infrastructure and high costs,” said Sebastiano Bertani, CEO, and Founder of Tanaza.  “Joining the Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner Program will allow us to give our users fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi easily and aligns with our mission to make Wi-Fi more accessible.” 

“By integrating the Express Wi-Fi platform into its feature set, Tanaza will be able to work with mobile network operators in areas of the world that are suffering most from the digital divide and expand its presence in some Asian and African countries,” said Valeria Magoni, Head of Marketing at Tanaza. “Operators will have the opportunity to monetize their networks and cloud manage them through an enterprise-grade system at a fraction of the cost due to Express Wi-Fi.”

Members of the Technology Partner Program are currently collaborating to connect underserved communities around the world and to bring more people online to faster internet. Further updates about this feature’s release are expected in the next few months.

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