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December 08, 2011

NextGenTel Deploys Aptilo Wi-Fi Services at All Norway Airports

To offer scalable broadband access service large audience, Aptilo's service management platform for carrier-class Wi-Fi has been chosen by NextGenTel for deployment of Wi-Fi services at all 46 airports in Norway.

Aptilo Networks is a provider of systems to manage mobile data services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading.

“We are honored to receive this order from NextGenTel to replace the current Wi-Fi hotspot solution at the 46 airports in Norway,” said Anders Emilsson, vice president Business Area Orbyte, Aptilo Networks. “We are currently experiencing a surge for upgrades to carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions worldwide.”

According to a press release, NextGenTel expects that the Wi-Fi service - which will be free for all users - will initially serve approximately 100,000 users per month. Aptilo will change the airports' existing solution with a carrier-class platform that improves the usability of the service. Previously, user passwords were distributed manually by airport staff who handed out printed vouchers.  With Aptilo users can sign-up for service themselves online and get the password delivered to their cell phone via SMS.

“Aptilo really understands carrier-class Wi-Fi.  Their excellent track record with us and their position as the leading vendor in this space globally made it natural for us to select Aptilo for this deployment at the airports in Norway,” said Jörn Heggertveit, product manager, NextGenTel. “We are expecting and looking forward to a rapid increase of users from the initial 100,000 per month.”

NextGenTel is a subsidiary of TeliaSonera that has been used a platform from ServiceFactory since 1999 for delivering carrier-class Wi-Fi services throughout the Nordic region. ServiceFactory was acquired by and fully integrated into Aptilo Networks' organization in January 2011.

In other news, TeliaSonera recently took an important step in uniting the company by launching a new common brand identity. It reflects the combination of the company's international strength and strong local connection, as well as the heritage as one of the true pioneers of the telecom industry. TeliaSonera's 18 main brands will be united under an attractive common brand identity, while retaining their current brand names.




Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell


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