Preserves Existing OSS/BSS Infrastructure While Enabling WiMAX
WIMAX FORUM CONGRESS ASIA, TAIPEI, Taiwan – Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in wireless networks including WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi, introduced today the Aptilo WiMAX Connector™, a plug-and-play solution that allows operators to deploy WiMAX while utilizing existing broadband OSS/BSS infrastructure – infrastructure that does not natively handle WiMAX.
Aviat Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNW), a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, is the first Aptilo partner to deploy the WiMAX Connector. Aviat is using the solution with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), India’s National telecom backbone and state-owned telecom operator.
“Aptilo’s focus on developing innovative products helps operators expand their market share,” said Torbjorn Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Aptilo Networks. “Currently deployed with one of the largest operators in the world, the Aptilo WiMAX Connector opens up new potential revenue streams for customers with legacy, DSL and any WiMAX-unaware networks. Working hand-in-hand with the Aptilo AAA+ core, the WiMAX Connector enables simplified, efficient WiMAX rollouts for fast ROI.”
Keep Existing OSS/BSS Infrastructure
Aptilo’s WiMAX Connector is a plug-and-play solution that incorporates the award-winning Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ core into existing broadband networks. The WiMAX Connector dynamically maps the subscriber services described in the existing OSS/BSS systems into WiMAX 16e service flows required by the ASN gateway. It keeps a “shadow copy” of the subscriber credentials and handles all WiMAX-specific aspects for the users towards the WiMAX Network including policy control information in real-time.
The WiMAX Connector allows operators to use their existing subscriber sign-up, provisioning, billing and other processes with the new WiMAX service, minimizing capital/operating expenses on new processes, training staff, and maintaining and operating new OSS/BSS equipment. The existing user database can be LDAP, Active Directory or a legacy AAA database.
Expanding Market Opportunities for Operators
Operators can tap into new markets with the Aptilo WiMAX Connector, which enables a simplified WiMAX rollout for fast time-to-market and time-to-revenue. This is possible due to the flexibility in the Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ core and the WiMAX Connector’s less intrusive integration with 3rd party vendors.
Furthermore, a WiMAX network provider with the Aptilo WiMAX Connector installed can offer wholesale of WiMAX services to multiple broadband operators and connect them through the Aptilo WiMAX Connector as a virtual WiMAX service provider. This enables the fixed broadband operators to offer new wireless services without having to invest in a new WiMAX network and the required knowledge and additionally gives the WiMAX network operator extra revenue. The wholesale support in Aptilo’s WiMAX solutions offers extensive reporting capabilities to streamline billing of the virtual operators
Existing billing systems are plugged in via the Aptilo WiMAX Connector through Aptilo’s native interfaces for integration with 3rd party billing systems. In addition other systems like prepaid systems and portals etc. can be integrated through Aptilo’s APIs if so required.
For more information, visit Aptilo Networks a stand 12 at WiMAX Forum Congress Asia.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks is the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks. Selected by premier business partners such as Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become the provider of choice for service providers, enterprises and municipalities in need of a rapidly deployable, scalable multi-service solution to easily manage data and voice services over these networks. From smaller installations to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s solutions have been deployed in more than 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
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