October 08, 2009 05:00 ET

Digicel Relaunches DigiNET Satellite Wireless Broadband Service in Tonga With Aptilo Networks

Aptilo Delivers Increased ROI, Expanded Business Opportunities and a Superior User Experience

NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in wireless networks including WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi, announced today that Digicel, the fastest-growing telecommunications operator in the Pacific, is relaunching DigiNET, Digicel's satellite wireless broadband service in the Kingdom of Tonga, using the Aptilo Carrier Wireless Service Management System™.

The network utilizes the Motorola Canopy Wireless Broadband System, which uses satellite as the Internet connection out of the islands. Typically, operators must invest in additional, expensive satellite link capacity in order to accommodate increasing bandwidth use. Aptilo's solution makes this unnecessary and brings a whole new level of flexibility and control to the operation of DigiNET. The Aptilo solution enforces and controls QoS in the network, prioritizing bandwidth according to service levels. This allows Digicel to offer pre-defined guaranteed bandwidth levels to their enterprise and premium customers, delivering a superior user experience without having to purchase more capacity from the satellite link. It also enables Digicel to offer a tiered service and pricing structure.

"Aptilo's service management solution allows us to deliver consistency in the service we are now providing to our customers," said David Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel. "We look forward to exploring all the possibilities now available to us with the Aptilo platform to further enhance our service offerings."

"With Aptilo's QoS control, operators using satellite backhaul can offer tiered service levels and guaranteed bandwidth without having to purchase excess bandwidth capacity, which can be very costly," said Jan Sjonell, Managing Director Asia and Middle East, Aptilo Networks. "The combination of cost savings on satellite links and new business opportunities offers carriers such as Digicel a very rapid return on investment (ROI)."

The Aptilo Carrier Service Management System is a field-proven, feature-rich state-of-the-art solution for delivering carrier-grade broadband access services in large public, semi-public and private access zones. The solution facilitates easy and scalable service delivery, administration and monitoring. The Aptilo QoS functionality and access control are features of the Aptilo Access Controller™, which securely communicates with the core component in the solution -- the Aptilo Service Management Platform™.

The Aptilo Service Portal™ provides enhanced reporting tools for the Digicel Tonga operations team. Statistics can be generated to provide a more detailed view of customer data and usage, to help system administrators, customer care staff, and finance, marketing and sales departments to tailor the service to meet changing needs.

About Digicel Pacific

Since its launch in the South Pacific in November 2006, Digicel has become the fastest-growing mobile operator in the Pacific, with current operations in Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Digicel is the largest telecommunications company in the Caribbean operating in 32 markets worldwide, as well as a new entrant to Central America. The company is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage and superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. For more information, please visit http://www.digicelpacific.com

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. Selected by premier business partners such as 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 45 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.

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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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    Emma Gavagan
    Head of Marketing
    Digicel Tonga Ltd
    P: (676) 888 6005
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