Aptilo Supplies the Management Platform When Taipei City in Taiwan offers wireless Internet in public areas
STOCKHOLM — The network, defined WiFly, based on Aptilo Networks‘ PwLAN Solution, will make accessing the wireless Internet as easy as using cell phones for Taipei City’s 2.65 million inhabitants.
The first of three phases will provide central locations in the city, including the 30 subway stations, with high-speed WLAN access and new wireless services.
“This deal is of great strategic importance to us. Not only has Taipei’s investment in wireless Internet Access, the so called M-City project, received a lot of attention because of its size but it will most likely be copied by other cities around the world. As the market is expanding to include large hotspots called hotzones, Aptilo as market leader within management solutions for hotspots, is very well positioned,” said Jan Sjönell VP Asia Region at Aptilo Networks.
10,000 wireless access points will be in service, covering an area of 272 square kilometres where 90 percent of Taipei’s 2.65 million people live, making it the first fully Wi-Fi connected city in the world. Q-Ware will operate the network, and Aptilo’s solution will, among other things, be used to administer and provision users, monitoring and reporting.
During the course of the selection process, integration and interoperability has been successfully completed with the supplier of the Wireless Mesh Network Solution that will be used in Taipei as the Wireless Infrastructure.
“Aptilo has vast experience from implementing public WLANs to service providers around the world. Their solution fits very well into our own environment and met all the requirements that we had,” said Oliver Yang CEO at Q-Ware.
WiFly will be launched in Taipei the 17th of December 2004.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops system solutions for PwLAN (Public Wireless LAN), also referred to as hotspots/hotzones or Wi-Fi/WiMax areas. The solution enables wireless Internet access at public venues and places such as hotels, coffee shops, airports and conference centres. Aptilo Networks’ solution is designed and developed to meet the needs of telecom operators, ISPs and other service providers providing professional, carrier-class access, and public WLAN services. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oslo Norway and Dallas, in Texas, USA. Aptilo systems are up and running in 30 countries on five continents. Find more information about Aptilo www.aptilo.com.
WiFly is the wireless transmission service of “M-City” project, structured basing upon IEEE802.11b/g transmission standard and Nortel Wireless Mesh Network solution. The service aims to upgrade Taipei City to “M-City” with circulation of information, human capitals and finance using wireless technology and through WiFi infrastructure.
WiFly provides services such as Wireless Internet, VoWLAN(Voice over WLAN), Public Services, IPTV, Instant Messaging, Remote Surveillance, GPS, Digital Content, Video Conference and Enterprise Applications.
For more information, please contact:
Jan Sjönell, VP Asia Region Aptilo Networks, phone: + 60 12 22 11 335
Aeron Wang, Marketing Manager Q-Ware, phone: +886-2-8752-3999