STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks is expanding its sales channels through an agreement with Hong Kong based EDI22. Together EDI22 and Aptilo Networks will address the rapidly growing wireless markets in Hong Kong and other parts of China. This is an example of Aptilos’ efforts in expanding its business through indirect sales channels on strategic markets.
Within five years there will be more than 120.000 public local mobile networks worldwide according to the market research company BWCS. This will be wireless hotspots in public areas such as airports, train stations, hotels and restaurants. EDI22 plans to be a leader in providing the needed infrastructure solutions for hot-spots in Hong Kong and other strategic markets in China.
“At EDI22, we are very careful with regard to what company’s product we include in our portfolio. We only work with world-class products and solutions that we fully trust and believe in. Aptilo’s leading solutions for local mobile networks and wireless hotspots are well-suited for our ambitions within this area”, says Simon Wong, Chief Business Development Officer at EDI22.
Together with other Asian countries, such as Japan, Korea and Singapore, Hong Kong is one of the most advanced markets in the world in terms of usage of mobile services and mobile devices.
“The conditions for establishing local mobile networks in wireless hot-spots in Hong Kong are favorable for Aptilo’s kind of systems solution. We see a substantial business opportunity in cooperating with EDI22. The high penetration of people in combination with thousands potential hot-spots will make Hong Kong one of the leading cities in terms of providing wireless broadband access besides wireless access in future 3G networks”, says Jan Sjönell VP Sales at Aptilo Networks.
Over the past months, Aptilo has sold its solutions for local mobile networks to several operators in Asia and public area owners in Europe such as Copenhagen Airport.
EDI22 Limited is a Hong Kong based company focusing its business on Wireless Solution and ERP solution. Seeing the increasing demand on the wireless solution in different application arena, EDI22 has put much effort on developing the Bluetooth and WLAN (802.11b) business in Hong Kong and China. To provide one stop service to customer, EDI22 offer its professional services from the design of network infrastructure to deploy of wireless solution. EDI22 also acquired the distributorship of well-known Bluetooth and WLAN products distributing in Hong Kong and China market. Besides Wireless solution, EDI22 also developed its own ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) System. The ultimate goal is to integrated the ERP system with Wireless technology to provide an advanced solution to the market.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops and provides system solutions to operators of unlicensed wireless networks, such as WLAN (802.11) and Bluetooth, and provide hot-spot services to local area owners. The company is Stockholm-based, with a regional office for Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aptilo was founded as a spin off from the Mobile Internet division of Axis Communications. Aptilo’s suite of solutions offers operators a convenient and effective way to integrate access points in an advanced wireless public hot spot environments. It enables payment via service subscription, credit cards, by integration with mobile operators to pay with mobile phone subscriptions and also other payment enablers such as iPASS/GRIC and other customer bases. More information about Aptilo Networks can be found on the web at: www.aptilo.com.
Jan Sjönell, VP Sales
Tel: +60 123 776 775
Simon Wong, Chief Business Development Officer
Tel: +852 2195 3822