Orange Digital Ventures announces a new investment in BandwidthX, the leading Wi-Fi connectivity marketplace for operators. In conjunction with the funding, Nicolas Demassieux, the head of Orange Labs, has been added to BandwidthX’s advisory board.
The disruptive model introduced by the BandwidthX marketplace is expected to create new opportunities for operators, opening for them the business of “infrastructure as service” and network aggregation, including in countries in which they do not operate directly, while better controlling deployment costs.
Like digital marketplaces for infrastructure rentals such as home leasing or vehicle sharing, this virtual platform automatically matches up supply and demand and allows Wi-Fi suppliers to share their excess network capacity on occasion. It enables both fixed and mobile network operators to optimise the use of their resources and ensure the best connection experience for their customers, wherever they are, both on their domestic market and abroad.
The cloud platform allows operators to set parameters for exchanges by access point or by customer profile, including as a function of actual traffic conditions. In addition, BandwidthX gives the customer an automatic, transparent connection to the network.