KIRKLAND, Wash. and STOCKHOLM — Wavelink Corporation, a leading provider of mobile infrastructure management software for the enterprise, today announced it has partnered with Aptilo Networks, a leading provider of purposed developed carrier-class wireless hotspot solutions. Aptilo Networks enables service providers and operators to offer wireless Internet access in public areas such as airports, coffee shops, hotels and conference centers. By partnering with Wavelink, Aptilo Networks will be able to offer advanced wireless management tools to their customers to ensure their wireless hotspot networks are operating at peak performance. Wavelink is the first wireless management company to extend its capabilities to the hotspot market.
As hotspots proliferate across the globe, providers must maintain a high quality of service and security to satisfy growing customer demand and expectations. The cost of managing hotspots in terms of both time and money continues to rise as these popular networks expand and become more complex. By implementing Wavelink Mobile Manager, service providers can rapidly deploy and easily manage the infrastructure of all their hotspot locations from a central console.
“While there is much excitement about continued deployments of public wireless hotspots, the issue of how to manage and maintain these networks on an ongoing basis remains a challenge,” said David Bullis, president and CEO of Wavelink. “As a leader in wireless network management and a veteran in the wireless industry, Wavelink is well positioned to enter this emerging market and become the first to address this growing need with hotspot providers. Aptilo Networks is a leading hotspot solution provider and represent the perfect partner for Wavelink.”
“As hotspots expand to buildings and street corners in major cities, consumers have come to expect consistent high performance connections from their WiFi providers,” said Torbjorn Wård, CEO of Aptilo Networks. “The flexibility of enabling different business models and the quality of the hotspot network has a direct effect on customer loyalty. By partnering with Wavelink and combining the best of both worlds — the hotspot solution from Aptilo Networks and the Wavelink Mobile Manager — our customers can now ensure that their network will be managed and maintained to deliver the best possible end-user experience.”
Wavelink Corporation is a leading provider of wireless application development software, network management and mobile device solutions for the enterprise. Since 1992, Wavelink’s innovative software has powered a growing number of Fortune 1,000 companies, with more than 5,000 customers and 40,000 installations to date in over 50 countries. Wavelink supports the world’s most popular programming languages and device operating systems with technology that spans wireless local area networks (WLAN), or Wi-Fi, as well as wireless wide area networks (WWAN). For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.wavelink.com or call 425-823-0111.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops and provides Hotspot solutions for wired or wireless unlicensed networks, such as WLAN (802.11) and Bluetooth, and provides Hotspot based solutions and services to operators and venue owners. Aptilo’s solutions and services offer operators of Hotspots a convenient and effective way to integrate access points in an advanced public hotspot environments. It enables payment via service subscription, hotel bill, credit cards, by integration with mobile operators to pay with mobile phone subscriptions and also other payment enablers such as iPASS/GRIC and other customer bases. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a regional office for Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aptilo was 2002 aWårded the “Newcomer of the Year” for its system solution that according to the aWårded jury’s motivation is “A solution that makes it possible to quickly and easy use the Mobile Internet. Exactly what is needed to increase usage of more advanced mobile services.” More information about Aptilo Networks can be found on the web at www.aptilo.com.
Tel: +1-415 512 0770
Tel: +1-425 823 0111 x 5344
For Aptilo Networks:
Jan Sjonell, Marketing Manager
Tel: +46 733 682 682