One of the First AAA Solutions with this New Standard Commercially Available
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, extends its market leadership today by announcing the important support for Prepaid and Hotlining according to the WiMAX Forum® standards. The Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Core is an integral part of the award-winning, pre-integrated Aptilo WiMAX CSN System™ for fast-track deployments as well as the Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Server™.
The new functionality is based on WiMAX Forum NWG specifications release 1, version 1.3.0, and is part of the new Aptilo system release 9.0. With Prepaid and Hotlining support, Aptilo becomes one of the first WiMAX AAA solutions on the market with this new standard commercially available.
“While WiMAX has been inspired by cellular networks in design with its well-defined nodes, it has much to learn from fixed broadband and Wi-Fi when it comes to business models,” said Torbjorn Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Aptilo Networks. “Aptilo’s heritage from these markets allows us to offer a proven solution with the flexibility to support a host of different business models. This is a welcome add-on to our existing WiMAX prepaid solutions.”
Prepaid and Hotlining support allow a WiMAX operator to make use of a new suite of business models and extend beyond traditional post-paid models for improved cash flow from their operations and minimized business risks. This is particularly of interest in developing markets and for greenfield operators.
Aptilo’s Prepaid support allows operators to activate charging models based on e.g.:
- Volume-based charging
- Duration-based charging
- Subscription-based charging for prepaid user accounts
The Hotlining additions provide support for redirecting users to a Hotlining Portal e.g. to activate new users and devices through a self-signup process or to recharge an existing prepaid account when funds are depleted.
Furthermore, Aptilo’s support for Provisioning enables flexible and scalable self-signup distribution models for accelerated subscriber growth with a “zero touch” device configuration when integrated with a third party over-the-air (OTA) vendor.
Alternatively Aptilo’s “one touch” self-sign up concept automatically directs the users to a device dependent Web-assisted step-by-step configuration at first connection, where they also can activate their service and prepaid account.
For more information, please visit Aptilo Networks at WiMAX Forum Congress Asia, at stand #115.
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