Aptilo orders reveal trends in carrier WiFi deployments

February 26, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Operators appear to be urgently deploying Wi-Fi in ways that expand service areas quickly, lower operating costs and leverage non-traditional partnerships to generate new revenue and business opportunities, as evidenced by several recent customer wins for Aptilo Networks

"These deployments reveal several trends we're seeing in Wi-Fi deployments," said Aptilo CEO Torbjorn Ward. These trends include:

Leveraging third-party Wi-Fi footprint through wholesale operator

A tier-1 European mobile operator selected the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ to enable carrier-class Wi-Fi services through a third-party network. The utilization of a third-party Wi-Fi footprint through a Wi-Fi wholesale operator lowers the barriers further for creating a carrier-class Wi-Fi service with a very fast time-to-market.

Wi-Fi managed service for operators

That mobile operator is also using the Aptilo Managed Service™, providing a high-availability architecture including geographic redundancy. "We're seeing a significant increase in Managed Service, including cloud-based Wi-Fi deployments," said Ward. "It allows the mobile network operator to offer carrier-class Wi-Fi without the investment in equipment, training and maintenance."