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Qualitynet trials Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi platform

1 May 2014

Kuwaiti broadband operator Qualitynet has announced the successful trial of its Hotspot 2.0 platform which utilises the IEEE802.11u protocol, in cooperation with US-based networking vendor Aruba Networks. Hotspot 2.0 enables mobile devices to automatically discover and securely connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot, thus enabling Qualitynet’s Wi-Fi network – which comprises 350 hotspots across Kuwait – to provide users with a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor coverage in public areas.

Mustafa Al-Najjar, general manager of network services at Qualitynet, said: ‘Our Hotspot 2.0 powered ‘Qfi’ network helps us partner with any mobile network operator, whereby their users switch to our network automatically within coverage areas. Offloading their Internet traffic onto our Qfi Network will ease the traffic [carried on] their 3G/LTE infrastructure, which in turn will ultimately benefit the user.’

Kuwait, Solutions by STC (formerly Qualitynet)

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