Brazil's Largest Telecom Operator, Oi, Taps Aptilo for Service Provider Wi-Fi
CTIA 2013, LAS VEGAS, May 22, 2013
CTIA 2013, LAS VEGAS, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Brazilian telecommunications provider Oi SA (NYSE: OIBR)has deployed the
Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP), the award-winning service provider
Wi-Fi solution from Aptilo Networks. Aptilo SMP provides a carrier-class Wi-Fi
service with mobile data offloading for Oi's fixed broadband and mobile
customers. Oi is the second-largest telecom operator in Latin America and the
largest in Brazil.
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Homes and small-to-medium businesses share Oi's vast copper xDSL network and
have Wi-Fi-capable routers. Oi is using the excess capacity in those
residential and business locations by adding an additional SSID for their
public Wi-Fi service. In this way Oi creates a huge Wi-Fi footprint and can
automatically - through the SIM authentication in the Aptilo Service
Management Platform - offload mobile data traffic to their xDSL pipeline from
anywhere in the country.
The Aptilo service provider Wi-Fi solution, which delivers Wi-Fi services to
outdoor and indoor locations through multiple Access Point (AP) vendors,
consolidates the functionality in Oi's two existing Wi-Fi service management
systems. Aptilo's solution will also be able to support Oi's future
requirements and a rapid Wi-Fi expansion.
"Aptilo Service Management Platform supports all the business models that were
being used under the two existing systems we had, and positions us well for
future requirements," said Abel Camargo, Business Development Director, Oi.
"What made our choice easy when consolidating all our Wi-Fi services into one
platform was Aptilo's ability to fit into our existing back-end architecture
and their support for multiple Wi-Fi AP vendors."
Aptilo's wireless service management platform was easily integrated into Oi's
mobile and fixed broadband core, with SIM authentication and policy lookups
conducted using SOAP/XML. Options for EAP/SIM authentication, MAC address and
WISPr authentication all for the same user are enabled; the network
intelligently selects the best authentication method available.
Aptilo's service provider Wi-Fi platform is radio vendor-agnostic, supporting
all major Wi-Fi vendors and a multitude of features for business-to-consumer
(B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) services. It utilizes multiple Wi-Fi
gateways including the Aptilo Access Controller, third-party gateways and
built-in gateways present in home/SMB routers. This enables Oi to select the
most cost-effective and best Wi-Fi access point vendor for any given time and
situation. External portal integration is done via SOAP.
"We are proud to have been chosen as the strategic platform for Oi's
aggressive Wi-Fi services expansion," said Paul Mikkelsen, COO, Aptilo
Networks. "Fueling Aptilo's success in the service provider Wi-Fi market is
our support for all kinds of B2C and B2B business models and our flexibility
to serve as the glue between any existing back-end systems and any Wi-Fi radio
For more information about Aptilo's service provider Wi-Fi solution please
Oi is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Brazil and, after
the acquisition of Brasil Telecom in early 2009, became the country's largest
telecommunication company in revenues and South America's largest fixed
telephony company in total number of lines in service. For more information
please visit http://www.oi.com.br
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data
services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data
offloading.Aptilo's carrier-class solutions boast pre-integrated
authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximize
functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing
systems. Aptilo's solutions are currently in operation in more than 60
countries. For more information, please visit http://www.aptilo.com
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SOURCE Aptilo Networks
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