One of the Largest Rural Utilities Service (RUS)-Funded Projects in US; Aptilo Enabling Faster Deployments for Rapid Time-to-Revenue
WIMAX FORUM CONGRESS ASIA — SINGAPORE – Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks, has been selected by Main Street Broadband, a privately held wireless broadband service provider and strategic partner of Xiocom Wireless, Inc., to provide service management and access control solutions for Main Street Broadband’s deployment of WiMAX networks in its US (Rural Utilities Service)-funded rural markets. Main Street Broadband has received one of the largest RUS-funded projects in the US.
They will utilize the award-winning Aptilo WiMAX CSN System™, which provides control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX networks. Aptilo’s WiMAX CSN System is the first pre-integrated, ready-to-deploy wireless broadband data and voice services solution for mobile WiMAX Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) and service control.
Aptilo’s field-proven WiMAX CSN System enables fast deployments with rapid time-to-revenue. It offers a unique pre-integrated approach, with multi-access support that allows for management of bundled data and multimedia services over WiMAX and Wi-Fi networks within the same platform.
It features a highly flexible, purpose-built AAA+ core with support for pre- and post-paid data and Voice- over-IP (VoIP) services. The integrated data and voice services solution provides AAA through multiple authentication types and controls Quality of Service (QoS) through service flow descriptors for users, devices and services.
“Our goal is to bring broadband connectivity to rural America. Aptilo’s pre-integrated solution, proven interoperability and experience will give us a fast-tracked path to launch our WiMAX services,” said Bud Zirkle, President and Chief Operating Officer of Main Street Broadband.
Aptilo’s platform offers exceptional opportunities for operators looking to increase Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), enhance subscriber retention and increase income through the introduction of innovative and revenue-generating value-added wireless data and voice services. Aptilo’s flexible WiMAX platform simplifies the wholesale process as it can send information down to gateways for least-cost routing with the backbone provider of choice. In addition there are rich reporting capabilities supporting the management and billing of service providers.
“We have seen a surge in requests for WiMAX in US rural markets following the distribution of the Federal stimulus money. Aptilo’s pre-integrated solution for fast deployments are ideal for ARRA-funded deployments where deployment speed is crucial,” said Torbjorn Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Aptilo Networks. “Aptilo’s is an ideal solution in today’s challenging economic climate when time-to-revenue is a critical factor. We are proud to be working with Main Street Broadband and Xiocom on this important project.”
The Aptilo WiMAX CSN System is fully interoperable with WiMAX-compliant clients and Access Service Network (ASN) nodes such as WiMAX 802.16-2005-based base stations and ASN gateways through standards interfaces defined by The WiMAX Forum®. “The development of open, interoperable solutions based on industry standards, such as Aptilo’s, will help Xiocom further advance its standardized, network-centric architecture with Main Street and partners around the globe,” stated Steve Erdman, Xiocom President.
The USDA Rural Development Utilities Program was established to increase economic opportunity and to improve the quality of life for rural residents. Through development loans and grants this program assists rural utilities, including Broadband Wireless Services, to expand and deploy the latest technology. Main Street Broadband, through its wholly owned subsidiary Broadband South, is one of the largest RUS-funded initiatives thus far, with 34 million USD in funding received for deployment in 66 markets covering 129 rural communities in Florida and Georgia.
For more information, please visit Aptilo Networks at WiMAX Forum Congress Asia, at stand #115.
About Main Street Broadband
Main Street Broadband, LLC is a privately held wireless broadband service provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Together with its subsidiary, Broadband South LLC, Main Street is committed to bringing affordable high speed internet access and digital phone service to the un-served and underserved markets in the southeast US. Main Street Broadband utilizes the latest in wireless broadband technology for both residential and business services to develop additional economic opportunities in communities and advance the quality of life for its residents. Main Street Broadband is aligned with its strategic partner Xiocom Wireless, Inc (www.xiocom.com), a global provider of integrated wireless broadband solutions.
About Xiocom Wireless
Founded in 2007, Xiocom Wireless is a global provider of integrated wireless broadband solutions. The company’s XioSphereTM platform and partnerships together deliver a range of flexible, market-driven services that substantially reduces the cost to design, deploy and manage broadband wireless networks.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks is the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAXTM 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.
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
P: +1 917 414-9262
Dan Greenfield, Xiocom Wireless
P: (404) 310-0023
Randy Lindsey, Main Street Broadband
P: (864) 567-2437