STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks, a leading provider of service management solutions for wired and wireless networks, has partnered with Hewlett-Packard to help large communities of all kinds — cities, government agencies, large medical center and universities — achieve significant new wireless capabilities, including enhanced collaboration and simplified secure access control through a standard high-speed Wi-Fi network.
The partnership is focused around the HP Metro-scale Wi-Fi Solution, enabling municipalities to take advantage of the simplest, fastest, most cost-effective way to increase broadband availability for their citizens while also improving and creating new public services.
Aptilo Networks is widely recognized as a global leader in implementing back office subscriber and billing solutions for wireless broadband, bringing a vast experience from deployments of public Wi-Fi such as hotspots and larger city-wide public wireless networks around the world, including a recent deployment in Taipei, Taiwan. Aptilo Networks has been managing subscribers as part of a live pilot in Philadelphia’s Historic District, and is a key subcontractor part of HP, who was selected as a finalist by Wireless Philadelphia.
“The combination of Aptilo’s solution and HP’s MetroScale solution provides unparalleled ability to cater to present and future needs. Since business models and combined public-private usage will continue to evolve over the coming years, the infrastructure must be flexible for growth,” said Torbjorn Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Aptilo Networks. “Whether it is municipalities, transportation agencies, or convention and visitors bureaus, its clear that mesh networks enhance the quality of life, improve operational efficiency attract new businesses and visitors to a region and help bridge the digital divide through affordable Internet access.”
“We are seeing a global explosion in the demand for large-scale Wi-Fi implementations,” said Enrique Barkey, Worldwide Director, Civilian Agency Solutions, HP. “There is a powerful recognition that large-scale Wi-Fi capability enables the sort of pervasive access that spurs collaboration, innovation and productivity.”
According to The Wireless Internet Institute (W2i), hundreds of U.S. cities are setting up metro-scale wireless networks and more than 1,000 local governments worldwide have plans in the works. In addition to the many small and medium-sized US cities who have implemented metro-scale Wi-Fi or are presently working to do so, recent news reports have spotlighted the plans being launched by numerous large cities to add metro-scale Wi-Fi to their municipal infrastructures.
Aptilo Networks platform was a couple of weeks ago selected for WiFly, a project that will make Taipei the World’s First Fully Wi-Fi Connected City (www.aptilo.com/pages/pop_eng_news36.html).
The same week Aptilo’s solution was selected by The Cloud to deliver its pay-as-you go service across all of its 5,000 UK hotspots (www.aptilo.com/pages/pop_eng_news35.html).
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
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