STOCKHOLM — Aptilo Networks has secured a three year expansion contract worth in excess of 4 million NOK (approx 620K USD) with Norway’s dominant operator, Telenor ASA. Telenor will be using Aptilo’s solution for public wireless LAN for their Hotspot roll out under the brand “Trådløs Sone.” The agreement also includes Telenor’s operations abroad.
Today Telenor Mobile is operating several hundred zones with wireless hotspots at gas stations and hotels using the Aptilo Networks solution. The original contract was signed with Norwegian Birdstep Technology which has since merged with Aptilo Networks.
The new agreement covers all of Telenor ASA’s divisions and subsidiaries in Norway. In addition to the expansion Telenor ASA has also signed a Framework Agreement covering all Telenor companies outside of Norway, facilitating potential roll outs of WLAN networks in other markets.
“To have been selected by such a respected operator as Telenor for a multi-year agreement proves the trust in Aptilo Networks as the market-leading platform provider for public wireless LAN. We see an intensified interest for public hotspots and are looking forward to being a part of Telenor’s expansion plans,” says Torbjörn Wård, CEO of Aptilo Networks.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops system solutions for management, control and billing of PWLAN (Public Wireless LAN) and provides PWLAN Managed Services to services providers such as operators and telcos. Aptilo’s solutions enable Hotspot/WiFi access at public venues such as hotels, coffee shops, airports and conference centers and HotZone/WiMax access for city coverage. More than five years of technology development has been invested in the creation of the Aptilo PWLAN Solution which is a feature-rich, flexible PWLAN solution that is carrier class and extremely scalable. The solution can be used for a variety of business models and supports a number of payment and authentication methods. Well-known service providers around the world have selected the PWLAN solution and services. Aptilo recently merged with Birdstep IPZone fortifying the leading position in the marketplace. With installations in more than 30 countries on five continents, Aptilo is the leading player in its field.
For more information visit www.aptilo.com.
AK Heistad, EVP Aptilo Networks, phone: +47 4800 6762, email: [email protected]