Aptilo Supports Evolution of Network to New Radio Vendor Samsung
WIMAX FORUM GLOBAL CONGRESS — AMSTERDAM – WIND Telecom S.A., a broadband Internet and subscription television service provider in the Dominican Republic, and Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in wireless networks including WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi, jointly announced today that WIND Telecom has selected the Aptilo WiMAX CSN System™ to support their migration of WiMAX services to radio equipment from Samsung Electronics.
Aptilo’s WiMAX CSN System has successfully enabled WIND Telecom’s existing WiMAX 16e network, which uses Nortel equipment, since 2007.
WIND Telecom is now using WiMAX 16e devices, base stations and ASN Gateways from Samsung Electronics for their expansion in the capital city of Santo Domingo and in Santiago, the second largest city in the country. WIND Telecom plans to expand coverage to other cities gradually. Onset of facilities and network deployment began in the second quarter of 2010.
The new Samsung-enabled network will use Aptilo’s WiMAX AAA+, Policy Control, Prepaid and Hotlining functionalities based on the latest WiMAX Forum NWG standard. The Aptilo WiMAX CSN System works hand-in-hand with the Samsung ASN Gateway to provide state-of-the-art prepaid and policy control and is integrated with a system from AvaBill for post-paid billing.
For this new network, WIND Telecom will integrate the Aptilo platform with a portal solution developed in-house and is currently looking to use an OTA/OMA-DM system for provisioning and lifecycle management of devices, enabled by Aptilo’s native support for third-party systems.
Wi-Fi for Additional Revenue
WIND telecom is also utilizing the Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities in the Aptilo WiMAX CSN System by offering Wi-Fi services to hotels in the Dominican Republic.
“With the flexibility to integrate with literally any ASN vendor of choice, Aptilo Networks has helped us aggressively expand our WiMAX service,” said Manuel E. Bonilla, CEO, WIND Telecom. “Also, Aptilo’s solutions help us stay one-step ahead by enabling us to leverage Wi-Fi as an additional revenue-generating business model.”
Aptilo’s vendor-independent solution with proven interoperability with the majority of WiMAX ASN vendors facilitates deployments with multiple radio vendors while keeping one common WiMAX AAA and service control back-end.
“WIND Telecom is a perfect example that Aptilo´s value proposition works, starting with our pre-integrated solution for fast-track deployments while keeping the flexibility to integrate with 3rd party systems and other access technologies when required,” said Torbjorn Ward, CEO, Aptilo Networks. “It’s gratifying to see that we are able to enable and support our customers through their continuous business and technology evolution, including a large-scale transition to a new radio vendor such as what’s happening with WIND Telecom.”
About WIND Telecom
WIND Telecom is a full service telecommunications provider in the Dominican Republic, currently serving internet and VoIP services to the corporate and government market segments through fiber optic and microwave links, and subscription TV services to both residential and corporate customers in the cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago. WIND Telecom also provides international traffic termination and connectivity services between the Dominican Republic and the rest of the world. It is the only operator with MMDS services which coupled with the proposed mobile WiMAX will offer high quality full wireless Triple Play Services to its customers. For more information, visit www.wind.com.do.
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. 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. From smaller installations to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s solutions have been deployed in more than 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
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