JCDecaux Achieves Organizational Goals with Aerohive’s Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Solution in Latin America
Today, we just published new video on Aerohive’s YouTube page about one of our customers in Latin America. JCDecaux is the leader in innovative outdoor communication in Latin America with more than 72,000 advertising displays distributed in street furniture, airports, transportation, shopping malls and large-format panels. In 2017, JCDecaux needed to find a solution that would provide a better Wi-Fi experience for more than 1,000 users, as well as a centralized management tool for the regional IT team.
Some of the key requirements for JCDecaux were centralized management, no down time during transition, a transparent and secure environment, and a solution that would grow with them as their business expanded. After evaluating various vendors, JCDecaux realized that Aerohive was the way to reach their organizational goals. One of our valued partners in the region, SmartWave, work with JCDecaux’s IT team and created a migration plan for a turn-key network installation.
“We’ve switched all our access points to Aerohive APs with a fully transparent and secure management solution, experiencing a simplified implementation and an almost imperceptible period of inactivity for our users,” said Elton Lima, information technology manager, JCDecaux Latin America. “We were able to add advanced management tools and troubleshooting for the whole Wi-Fi network. Using Client 360 and Network 360 from HiveManager, driven by the concepts of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, we could provide to management environment utilities that automate and generate access network knowledge supporting IT in the best networking decisions for each country.”
With the Aerohive solution, a JCDecaux employee who travels anywhere in Latin America can get transparent Wi-Fi connectivity through laptops and other mobile devices, regardless of location.
“SmartWave and Aerohive pros were, by far, the know-how of solving troubles, and the capillarity of SmartWave to be present in every country where JCDecaux is, with quality of delivery and implementation,” said Lima. “We are sure that, together with SmartWave, we’ve reached a significant maturity level, which guarantees us security in being able to keep up with the new demands of JCDecaux in Latin America.”