STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks’ Mobile Access Server is being purchased by Perwimas Telecommunications for use as a systems solution for local mobile networks in Malaysia. The first network will be installed in a shopping center in Kuala Lumpur and is scheduled to open to traffic at the end of the year. This is the first commercial order for the newly formed Aptilo Networks.
Perwimas Telecommunications is a supplier of wireless broadband networks that offers services over these networks through VISIONET. Perwimas plans to expand its offering to include local mobile networks for Internet access and local services by using access points for Bluetooth and WLAN (802.11b), combined with Aptilo’s Mobile Access Server systems solution.
A shopping center in Kuala Lumpur will be a pilot project for evaluation of a major build-out in and outside Malaysia.
Perwimas Telecommunications is a subsidiary of the American company Digital Broadband Networks, whose President foresees major opportunities for more and larger transactions.
“Connecting conventional broadband via a radio link with the construction of local mobile networks creates increased revenue opportunities for us. If this Malaysian pilot project has positive results, it will open the way for continued collaboration with Aptilo Networks, also in other countries,” says Patrick Lim, President of Digital Broadband Networks.
Aptilo Networks and Perwimas Telecommunications have also signed a strategic partnership agreement for cooperation in promoting the creation of local mobile networks in more locations in Malaysia and other Asian markets.
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 at www.aptilo.com.
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