Forming a First-Class Wireless Internet Data and Voice User Experience with AvaBill and Nexge
STOCKHOLM – Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks, announced today that Zylog Systems India Limited (ZSIL), a subsidiary of leading global software solutions and services provider Zylog Systems Limited, has chosen Aptilo Networks to provide the back-end systems enabling its unique Wi5 wireless broadband offering throughout India.
Zylog’s Wi5 service is now live in a part of Chennai, which will soon become the first Wi-Fi-enabled city in India. Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad will be added in the next year covering approximately 1,600 km2 and hundreds of thousands of users. ZSIL has obtained a category ‘A’ internet service provider license to operate in all of India’s DoT circles, and is planning to blanket a total of 40 cities in India with a footprint of more than 12,000 km2 and millions of subscribers within the next five years.
Broadband internet penetration in India, the second most populous country in the world, is very low at 0.5%, with six million broadband subscribers in the beginning of 2009. There is a vast segment of population that does not have access to broadband primarily due to availability and prohibitive costs. The Wi5 wireless broadband service will empower the population with convenient, high-speed and affordable broadband Internet, ushering in a new era of connectivity for India.
Working with Aptilo’s service management platform, the Wi5 service will enable customers to access high-speed wireless broadband easily through their laptops, desktops or mobile devices by subscribing to the Wi5 service on the move. ZSIL has adopted a Wi-Fi mesh network architecture, which makes the wireless network a continuous one. With the Wi5-Aptilo solution, customers enjoy a truly mobile, high-speed, highly secure and easy-to-use wireless broadband connectivity.
“The emerging Indian broadband market is on the cusp of a huge growth curve. Today Wi-Fi is perfectly positioned to provide instant broadband access from devices that are already available, in a safe, secure and reliable manner. Wi-Fi is well-suited to becoming a strong product differentiator for the millions of handhelds, mobile internet devices, gaming consoles as well as laptops and PCs that are being sold every month and we are delighted to have a first-mover advantage in the Wi-Fi space through the launch of Zylog’s Wi5,” said Mr. Janakiraman R, Chief Operating Officer & Director, Zylog Systems India Ltd. “Our long-term plan is to achieve penetration in remote areas using our low cost technology and a mix of distribution models including franchise model.”
The Aptilo Service Management Platform™ and multiple Aptilo Access Controller™ access gateways are handling Subscriber Management; authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA); policy management; QoS and more. Aptilo has brought in partners Informatics International Limited (AvaBill) for delivering systems for operational support as well as prepaid/post-paid billing, and Nexge for delivering VoIP services.
“We wanted to build a leading first-class service from the very beginning,” said Mr. Janakiraman R. “It was only natural for us to turn to a leading first-class vendor such as Aptilo that has been proven in large-scale implementations like ours time and time again.”
“We are proud to partner with Zylog for this important project bringing true internet freedom to India,” said Jan Sjonell, Managing Director, Asia/Middle East, Aptilo Networks. “We look forward to the expansion of this project working side-by-side with AvaBill and Nexge.”
About Zylog Systems Limited
Zylog Systems is an Onshore, Offshore & Near shore technology solutions and services to enterprises & technology companies across the globe. Zylog has been offering a range of IT Products and solutions to its global customers across multiple verticals like Banking, Insurance, Telecom, etc. Zylog also offers complete Product Lifecycle Management services, ranging from new product development and product advancement to product migration, re-engineering, sustenance and support. Started in 1995, Zylog is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with employees and offices that span the globe (North America, Europe and Asia) with state-of-the-art Offshore Development Centers (ODCs) in India.
About Informatics International (AvaBill)
Informatics International Limited is a leading global supplier in enterprise related ICT in the field of Telecommunication, Insurance and Banking, held in high esteem by prestigious organizations around the world. With multiple customers in over 15 countries worldwide, our growth rate is on a rapid increase. Backed by the resources, strength & longevity of the Informatics Group of Companies, we have achieved an outstanding position as a Business Solutions Provider to many global industries. For more information, please visit www.avabill.com.
Nexge is headquartered in India and provides diverse range of NGN / IMS / VoIP based Telecom Solutions to Wireline, Wireless and Broadband Service Providers globally. Nexge has an installation base of its solutions with more than 35 Large and Medium size operators. For more information, please visit www.nexge.com
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks is the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks. Selected by premier business partners such as Nortel, Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become the provider of choice for service providers, enterprises and municipalities in need of a rapidly deployable, scalable multi-service solution to easily manage data and voice services over these networks.
Aptilo’s comprehensive platform delivers exceptional flexibility for successful operations and a superior user experience. Its cost-effective solutions boast extensive pre-integrated functionality for fast and reliable time-to-market, yet are also available with unique modularity for seamless integration to external additional systems of choice. Customers can enjoy the option of a hosted delivery using Aptilo’s managed service (Software-as-a-Service) from one of our many regional data centers located worldwide, or utilize a software license model. From smaller installations to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s solutions have been deployed in more than 40 countries.
Aptilo Networks is headquartered in Stockholm, with regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Plano, Texas. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
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Zylog Systems India Limited