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February 22, 2013

Aptilo and Alvarion Team Up to Offer Mobile Data Offloading

Alvarion and Aptilo Networks, according to Yahoo Finance, “have announced that the companies have successfully tested an end-to-end Wi-Fi mobile data offloading solution combining Alvarion’s carrier-grade WBSn family of Wi-Fi base stations with the Aptilo Service Management Platform.”

The increase in mobile video applications has raised the amount bandwidth usage per mobile device by almost double in the past two years. To combat the problem limited bandwidth, most mobile devices have been outfitted with Wi-Fi and BlueTooth capabilities to deliver data.

The Wi-Fi network solutions the companies will be offering include interference reduction software, and an advance antenna to deploy uninterrupted, high-capacity Internet service to multiple devices.

The software implemented by Aptilo offers an SIM card authentication process, allowing for easy integration with existing mobile business networks. The management software offers the ability to have authorized users on a built in database for simplicity, and offers compatibility with 3G and LTE mobile networks.

Aptilo is also claiming that the management platform software is flawless enough to make the offloading transition undetectable to front end users.

The two companies have expressed plans to market their network solution platform across the globe. It appears that the marketing scheme will target heavily on business with existing mobile networks that experience connection and capacity issues with their broadband service. They have the particular ability to use the product to create Wi-Fi hotspots for mobile users in locations other than their workplace.

This could open the market for the product to business looking to draw in consumers by offering the free service.

It is unclear if offering a Wi-Fi only network solution will be able to compete with companies delivering more complete network solutions, including enhancing call quality as well. If this is the case, the market can facilitate the use of a Wi-Fi hotspot location-only device in certain areas.




Edited by Braden Becker


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