KFC Belarus deploys Zyxel wireless network to deliver superior WiFi experience to customers
Bel Food Service, the largest KFC franchise partner in Belarus, taps Zyxel to provide in-store WiFi at eight new locations
Hsinchu, Taiwan, 10 April, 2019—Zyxel, a global leader in networking innovation, recently worked together with Bel Food Service to plan and deploy the wireless infrastructure for eight new KFC restaurants in Belarus.
A world-renowned purveyor of fried chicken, KFC operates over 21,000 stores in 131 countries and territories across the world. After opening its first Belarus location in 2015, the US-based fast-food chain hasn’t looked back; it now has sixteen franchises in the country.
When Bel Food broke ground on the project, its IT team faced the daunting task of building a fast, secure, and stable network from the ground up. Moreover, they required a means of easily coordinating all network activity from a central management interface.
At the time, additional locations were already in the planning stages, so the resulting infrastructure’s scalability would also be crucial to the project’s success. Seeking the support of an experienced IT distributor, Bel Food put out a tender; after considering four other bids, it chose to work with Zyxel via its local partner, Datastream.
“Above all, we were interested in a good price-to-quality ratio, security, support from the vendor, and rapid delivery,” said Dmitry Perlin, Bel Food Service’s IT manager. “[Zyxel’s] solution was especially suited for us, as the UAG4100 unified access gateway could allow SMS-based authorization of guests.”
The network installation at the first location took a week to complete, according to Perlin. Each additional deployment required only a couple days. With state-of-the-art access points, power-over-Ethernet switches, and a VPN firewall, Bel Food now has a secure and easy-to-manage wireless network for all of their new KFC locations.
“With Zyxel’s solutions,” said Perlin, “we’ve put in place reliable network infrastructure that allows us not only to effectively perform our everyday business tasks, but also to develop and scale up the business down the road.”
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