Digicel opts for Accuris’ Wi-Fi offload solution

26 Feb 2014

Pan-Caribbean telecoms group Digicel, which operates in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Latin America and Pacific regions, has selected Accuris Networks’ Wi-Fi offload and roaming platform AccuROAM for use throughout its footprint, the vendor announced in a press release earlier this week. The solution uses SIM-based account credential to enable mobile users to automatically and securely connect to Wi-Fi hotspots without entering usernames and passwords. According to Accuris, AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi network to function as an extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy and authentication.

Conor Clarke, international business director for Digicel Group commented on the deal: ‘Besides Accuris Networks’ ability to deliver a seamless authentication framework for Wi-Fi, the solution is easy to integrate. It will let us provide new services to our customers that offer real convenience and cost advantages as they use their mobile devices.’

Jamaica, Digicel Group