STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks has signed an agreement to supply South Korean Internet operator Unitel with Mobile Access Servers. The order relates to a test installation for evaluation. Together with Japan, South Korea is the country that has made the most progress in the practical utilization of wireless mobile Internet solutions. Accordingly, Aptilo views the South Korean market with considerable optimism.
Several nationwide WLAN networks are currently planned in South Korea, where the penetration of ADSL lines is the highest in the world. This creates highly favorable conditions for a rapid build-out of local mobile networks based on Aptilo’s Mobile Access Server solution.
Unitel is South Korea’s largest Internet Service Provider, making it the tenth largest ISP in the world. Aptilo has now delivered a test system, which will be evaluated prior to a major build-out. Provided the trials go well, the next step could be a nationwide launch serving thousands of users.
“We are currently studying several alternative solutions, but Aptilo’s system seems to be well suited to our needs,” says Mr. An Sik Ko, Business Researcher of Unitel.
Aptilo was formed this summer and the company has already sold its system solutions to Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, Perwimas Telecommunications in Malaysia.
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.
Paul Mikkelsen, VP Marketing
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