Brazil’s second largest telecoms operator Oi SA has announced the successful deployment of Aptilo Network’s Service Management Platform (SMP) Wi-Fi solution. The vendor claims the new SMP will provide the telco with a carrier-class Wi-Fi service with mobile data offloading for its fixed broadband and mobile customers. Under the tie-up Oi SA, whose residential and SME customers share its extensive copper wire xDSL network and use Wi-Fi capable routers, will utilise spare capacity at those locations to provide a public Wi-Fi hotspot. As such, the carrier will be able to create a sizeable Wi-Fi footprint that will automatically use SIM authentication on the Aptilo SMP to offload mobile data traffic to their xDSL pipeline from anywhere in Brazil. Aptilo says its wireless service management platform has been integrated into Oi SA’s mobile and fixed broadband core, with SIM authentication and policy lookups conducted using SOAP/XML.
Aptilo Networks describes itself as a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading. Its carrier-class solutions offer pre-integrated authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximise functionality and fast-track deployments while minimising impact on existing systems.