How to provide your own carrier-class airport Wi-Fi service
Taking control of the Wi-Fi service at your airport is not as huge an undertaking as it first seems. We have seen many successful examples of this among our customers such as Copenhagen Airport and the Swedish airports operated by Swedavia. They have outsourced the operation of Aptilo’s carrier-class Wi-Fi solution to us through the cloud-based Aptilo Managed Service™.
The Aptilo Service Management Platform, which is the main system in our managed service, has pre-enabled roaming interfaces to many international operators and roaming aggregators, and we can easily add new interfaces. This is a crucial functionality for airports with so many international visitors. Another important function is our wholesale support which makes it easy for airport to enable other stakeholders to offer services under their own brand.
Many Airports today are offering free Wi-Fi services, but they still need a service management system in order to control the user experience and adhere to legal intercept requirements. Aptilo’s support for self-registration via a Web portal and delivery of the password via an SMS facilitates traceability of the end-user in a very elegant way since the account will be tied to a mobile phone number.