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SA startup Cape awarded Best Wi-Fi Startup at Wi-Fi Now Europe at the Hague

Cape Town and San Francisco based startup Cape has been awarded Best Wi-Fi Startup of 2017 at Wi-Fi NOW Europe at a ceremony held yesterday in The Hague, in the Netherlands.

In a press release yesterday, Cape co-founder Ross Douglas (pictured with fellow co-founders second from the right, above), who received the award on behalf of the company, said the startup is “honoured” to be recognised its peers for the innovation it is bringing in the Wi-Fi industry.

Cape, which was founded in 2013 as Asimmetric but changed its name to Cape in November last year, beat Mist Systems from the US and Spain’s Galgus in the Best Wi-Fi Startup category.

The SA startup’s solution allows enterprises to measure and manage end-user Wi-Fi experience. Its sensor tests Wi-Fi performance from the end-user’s perspective, enabling it to identify and diagnose problems that would otherwise plague users and network operations teams.

Cape beat Mist Systems from the US and Spain’s Galgus in the Best Wi-Fi Startup category

Cape’s cellular-enabled sensor allows organisations to deploy the product in minutes, which it claims can save enterprises thousands of dollars on Ethernet cable runs.

In April last year the startup revealed that it had raised a seven-figure sum from a group of Silicon Valley VCs.

Read more: SA networking startup Asimmetric raises 7-figure funding round in Silicon Valley

Featured image: Cape founders Fouad Zreik, David Wilson, Ross Douglas and Michael Champanis.

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