ST. CLOUD, Fla — City of St. Cloud, a suburb of Orlando, has for the second year in row been ranked #1 with its CyberSpot WiFi Service in Novarum’s independent Wireless Broadband review. The network has been installed by HP and uses a Wi-Fi Mesh Network from Tropos and a Service Management and Access Control System from Aptilo Networks. The solution especially ranked well in ‘Availability’ with a top score of 5 out of 5 and ‘Ease of use’ with a score of 4.
According to Novarum´s Website, “St. Cloud CyberSpot has perfect service availability and is therefore highly rated.”
“This shows how important the availability and ease of use is for the total end-user experience,” said Christer Holm, VP Sales, Aptilo Networks Inc. “It is only by choosing a carrier-grade solution that a metro Wi-Fi network can get the stability and usage rate up to a level that drives economic growth.”
City of St. Cloud was the first community in America to provide every resident and business with 100% free citywide high-speed wireless Internet access as a public service. The implementation has been a great success and stands out as a role model for metro wireless deployments in the United States. The free wireless Internet access is extremely popular with St. Cloud residents, allowing them to discontinue costly Internet broadband subscriptions. In addition, city operations are streamlined by a range of mobile applications such as GIS (Geographic Information System)-based maintenance and a work-order system that delivers a rich array of information to mobile devices via the WiFi mesh network.
“In the old days, a city official’s top priority was to establish a good infrastructure in terms of roads and public transportation to obtain rapid economic growth. City of St. Cloud truly shows that they are a community for the 21st century by building the infrastructure for the 21st century,” concluded Holm.
Novarum provides strategic consulting and analysis for the wireless broadband data industry. For more information about the Wireless Broadband review ranking please visit http://www.novarum.com/MetroWi-FiRankings2.htm
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo offers a comprehensive wireless service management platform designed for service providers, enterprises and municipalities needing a rapidly deployable, scalable multiservice solution to easily manage data and voice services over WiMAX, Metro wireless and WiFi networks. From smaller initial installations up to large networks providing services to hundreds of thousands of users, Aptilo´s cost-efficient solution for wireless service management and delivery provides a rapid time to market while flexibly supporting future network and service expansion.
Selected by premier technology partners such as Nortel, Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become a global leader and the provider of choice enabling service providers, businesses and governments to rapidly manage and deliver highly secure voice and data services in public, semi-public and private wireless access zones in over 35 countries worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
Novarum provides strategic consulting and analysis for the wireless broadband data industry. Their focus is on the key technologies of Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G cellular data. Novarum offers a unique insider perspective from pioneers in the wireless networking industry who have practical experience bringing wireless products to market. Their analysts cut through the maze of technologies, standards, markets, regulatory and business issues that characterize the wireless industry. Novarum’s services include both direct client consulting as well as wireless industry analysis and research. Novarum’s clients are the broad spectrum of organizations interested in wireless broadband data. These include network equipment companies, service providers, Fortune 500 enterprises, municipal governments and financial institutions.
Johan Terve, Vice President Marketing, Aptilo Networks AB
P: +46-8 5089 8902, +46-70 202 53 00
Christer Holm, VP Sales, Aptilo Networks Inc
P: +1 972 731 25 36, +1 469 396 5588