North Vancouver, BC., March 20, 2019 — Multapplied Networks Inc. (MNI), a developer of a leading white-label Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) platform, today announced Johan Arnet’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Johan, the company’s founder, replaces Mel Steinke as Board Chair. Mel served as Board Chair since 2013 and remains with the Company as Director. “Mel’s been instrumental in bringing MNI to its current growth. His business acumen helped the company through its early days into more mature growth,” said Johan Arnet. “I thank Mel for his contribution, and I look forward to working with him on the Board.”
Johan Arnet incorporated MNI in 2012, three years after starting product development for a customer requiring an affordable multi-site network at over 15 locations across Western Canada. At the time, Johan owned Rocket Networks, a Vancouver-based Internet Service Provider (ISP). Since that initial customer, Multapplied has grown from an idea into a software company with a proprietary, market-leading platform licensed and delivered by ISP, Managed Services Providers (MSP) and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC) across the globe.
Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is software that replaces proprietary hardware with software that runs on affordable, standards-based “white-box” computers.
Gartner forecasts the SD-WAN category to reach $34.9B USD by 2022, replacing traditional telecom-based networking technologies. Using SD-WAN, an ISP, MSP or CLEC can offer the same types of secure, multi-site networks as the largest telecommunications companies.
About Multapplied Networks Inc.
Multapplied licenses its SD-WAN platform to drive business growth for ISP, MSP and CLEC across the globe. Deploying Multapplied enables Service Providers to deliver managed network and managed services simply and securely, while improving customer satisfaction and generating new revenues and margins. Multapplied delivers market-leading link aggregation, quality of service, split tunneling, encryption, security, application performance and multi-tenancy in Internet-based or hybrid Internet/MPLS networks.
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