Now the Largest Provider of Integrated Wireless Service Management Solutions Globally
STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for Service Management and Access Control for wireless networks including WiMAX, metro Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspots, announced today that the company is acquiring Airpath Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of hosted solutions for network operators, service providers and systems integrators to deploy and manage metropolitan and municipal broadband wireless networks.
This strategic move doubles Aptilo’s presence and revenue in the U.S., strengthening the company’s leadership as the largest provider of integrated solutions for WiMAX, metro Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot installations worldwide.
The acquisition further bolsters Aptilo’s existing software license and managed service offerings with the addition of Airpath’s managed service solutions. Aptilo is the only vendor in the sector to offer both software licenses and managed service globally. The market demand for managed service or by many named software-as-a-service (SaaS) is predicted to triple 2006 numbers by 20111. This flexibility – the ability to shift between software licenses and SaaS — is a benefit to service providers and enterprises as they evolve through different phases of business growth. The combination of technology from both companies perfectly positions the new Aptilo to meet this demand.
“There is tremendous opportunity for integrated broadband wireless solutions. We expect the Wi-Fi/WiMAX market will experience significant growth, fueled by an increasing number of devices with built-in Wi-Fi/WiMAX technology. This will attract many new types of users and new services. In this market, it is essential to continue to build on economy of scale and Aptilo’s proven stability, and our already established profitability. This is key for our customers and business partners,” said Torbjorn Ward, Chief Executive Office, Aptilo Networks. “This acquisition strengthens Aptilo’s proven, feature-rich managed service offerings in North America, positioning us well to lead the market with unique solutions, unparalleled functionality and exceptional service.”
As part of the transaction, Aptilo and Airpath will unite their operations, staff and customer base. Moving forward, Aptilo will be looking at the strengths and functionalities of both companies to enhance the product/service offerings delivered through a platform with proven stability and carrier-grade service level – offered globally in more than 35 countries from Aptilo’s Network Operation Centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia or as a software license.
“After a thorough process of exploring all of the players in the market we have determined that Aptilo Networks was by far the strongest international player – with a solid U.S. presence as well as extensive installations worldwide — with the most feature-rich and flexible platforms,” said Richard D. Lane, Chief Executive Officer, Airpath Wireless. “Aptilo has a formidable presence in the market, as their resources and product and service offerings are unmatched. We are delighted to be a part of the Aptilo family.”
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo offers a comprehensive wireless service management platform designed for service providers, enterprises and municipalities needing a rapidly deployable, scalable multiservice solution to easily manage data and voice services over WiMAX, Metro wireless and Wi-Fi networks. From smaller initial installations up to large carrier networks, Aptilo´s cost-efficient solution for wireless service management and delivery provides a rapid time to market while flexibly supporting future network and service expansion.
Selected by premier technology partners such as Nortel, Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become a global leader and the provider of choice enabling service providers, businesses and governments to rapidly manage and deliver highly secure voice and data services in public, semi-public and private wireless access zones in more than 35 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.aptilo.com.
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
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