SOURCE: Aptilo Networks AB

March 26, 2008 05:00 ET

Aptilo Networks and O-Zone to Light Up India With Wi-Fi

More Than 6,000 Business Locations to Have Wi-Fi Access in Four Years

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - Aptilo Networks (www.aptilo.com), the global leader in integrated solutions for Service Management and Access Control for wireless networks including WiMAX™, metro Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspots, and O-Zone Networks Pvt (www.o-zone.in), a leading provider of wireless mobility solutions in India, announced today that Aptilo has been selected to provide its Service Management solution delivered as a managed service from one of Aptilo's network operation centers (NOCs) for O-Zone's growing number of Wi-Fi-enabled hotspots and metro deployments. O-Zone is working with India's largest listed real estate developer, DLF, to bring Wi-Fi Internet access to business-focused locales across the country.

With an anticipated 6,000 Wi-Fi locations within the next four years, O-Zone expects its customers and visitors roaming on its network to benefit from reliable access to more than 500 high-speed wireless Internet points in its first year. The new network will include comprehensive coverage in the popular business destinations throughout India starting with the Delhi & Gurgaon region. It will also blanket shopping complexes, coffee shops, fast food chains and hotels as well as major international airports throughout India.

"Aptilo's experience in similar implementations along with proven stability and scalability made them the clear choice for O-Zone," said Sanjeev (Bobby) Sarin, founder and CEO of O-Zone. "Their interoperability with leading technology providers offers our customers a richer selection of access point and gateway vendors. We are proud to be working with Aptilo to bring Wi-Fi to thousands of businesses throughout India."

Enabling Rapid Wi-Fi Rollouts with Managed Service

O-Zone is using the Aptilo Managed Service™, a hosted solution where Aptilo's Service Management Platform™ and Aptilo Service Portal™ are centrally operated in one of Aptilo's network operation centers. Aptilo's flexible platform allows for a "build and transfer" deployment, which will enable O-Zone to transfer the managed service to O-Zone's own data center at a later date. "The ability to transfer the hosted service to O-Zone in the future was critical for us," noted Sarin.

The Aptilo Service Management Platform is a highly scalable carrier-grade wireless solution that effectively handles data and voice service delivery across multiple devices while enabling creation of new revenue-generating value-added services and supporting future network scalability in a unified platform. Aptilo's feature-rich, comprehensive Wi-Fi service management solution encompasses authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA), portal management, service monitoring, security, statistics and customer care options.

The Aptilo Service Portal is the main tool for the automatic processing and display of data output from the provided service, including storage of usage information and events, aggregated statistics and monitoring data.

Aptilo's Access Controller, which securely communicates with the service platform and oversees access and Quality of Service control, sits at the edge of the network infrastructure.

"Working with O-Zone is a tremendous opportunity for Aptilo to broaden our footprint in the burgeoning Indian wireless broadband market, which currently has a broadband penetration of less than one percent," said Jan Sjönell, managing director Asia/Middle East, Aptilo Networks. "O-Zone's leadership team has the background and expertise to ensure rapid growth. We are delighted to be working with them to bring Wi-Fi to businesses countrywide."

About O-Zone Networks Pvt.

O-Zone Networks offers sophisticated national wireless LAN coverage across India. O-Zone infrastructure is a multi-service provider platform, which allows providers such as ISPs, mobile operators, gaming, VoIP and broadband companies to offer a fully branded wireless LAN experience to their customers. With O-Zone, site owners maximize their revenue potential by supporting all major service providers at their location and customers enjoy choice of provider and the best possible user experience.

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 Wi-Fi networks.

From smaller initial installations up to large carrier networks, 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 more than 40 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com.

"WiMAX" is a trademark of the WiMAX Forum.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Hillary Call
    Public Relations Manager
    Aptilo Networks AB
    c/o Call Communications
    P: (917) 414-9262
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    Johan Terve
    Vice President Marketing
    Aptilo Networks AB
    P: +46-8 5089 8902, +46-70 202 53 00
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    Dharmendra Amin
    COO
    O-Zone
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