Relay2, a leading provider of cloud-controlled Wi-Fi solutions, today announced that DPhone, China’s largest mobile phone retail chain, has completed the first phase of its planned deployment of Relay2’s cloud-controlled Wi-Fi-based Service Delivery Platform. The deployment of the Relay2 platform into more than 500 of DPhone’s retail stores located across 17 provinces enables DPhone to seamlessly distribute popular partner applications to their customers’ smartphones over in-store Wi-Fi.
“We have tried several Wi-Fi options in the past, but none met our needs for both simplified management and high performance,” explained Wu Huan, CIO at DPhone. “Not only has Relay2’s plug-and-play access points and cloud-based platform given us a solution that lowers the cost of deployment and management, but the system has paid for itself through incremental revenue from the in-store distribution of third-party mobile apps.”
Relay2’s unique cloud-controlled Wi-Fi-based Service Delivery Platform features Service-Ready Access Points that enable the hosting of multiple applications and content at the edge of the network. The platform provides a high-performance wireless network infrastructure that allows customers to deliver lightning-fast services and users to stream content without driving up network bandwidth requirements. By combining a plug-n-play AP and cloud services, deployment costs are minimized, and re-occurring cloud billings are aligned with incremental customer revenues. The cloud architecture is completely scalable and simplifies the on-going management of geographically distributed networks and the hosted edge services.
“Our customers recognize the need for a next-generation Wi-Fi solution that goes beyond simply providing network connectivity,” explained Greg Daily, CEO of Relay2. “Our innovative platform not only provides an enterprise-class cloud controlled Wi-Fi infrastructure, but enables users to deliver the value-add services that are driving business growth across enterprises in multiple vertical markets.”
About DPhone Group
DPhone is China’s largest chain retailer of mobile phones and accessories with extensive nationwide retail coverage across over 3,000 outlets in 28 provinces. DPhone is a strategic partner with China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom.
Relay2 has developed a next-generation WiFi Services platform designed to enable enterprises, retailers, and service providers to monetize both horizontal and vertical business applications and services on top of a high-performance Cloud WiFi access network. Relay2 is a privately held company founded in 2011 by technology leaders with backgrounds at Cisco, Juniper Networks, Nokia and Siemens, and is backed by internationally recognized, top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms.