SLT inks Fontech deal for public Wi-Fi

25 Feb 2019

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has selected Fontech software to deliver public Wi-Fi connectivity in Sri Lanka, in a deal that reportedly includes the vendor’s Wi-Fi Service Management Platform (WSMP) and Connection Manager. Further, the telco has secured an international roaming agreement with Fon covering some 23 million locations across the globe, all of which should help SLT deliver improved levels of Wi-Fi connectivity to its subscriber base. Deployments are scheduled to begin in Q1 2019, and by the year end more than 200,000 hotspots will be available in Sri Lanka, supporting Fon’s expansion in Asia. It is understood that under the plan SLT will look to integrate Fontech vendor-agnostic technology into its customer premises equipment (CPE) for FTTH, ADSL and LTE connectivity, and provide its customers with a range of access alternatives to login to these Wi-Fi hotspots, including Mobile App, through a captive portal, through WISPr (Wireless Internet Service Provider roaming) seamless connectivity, and through EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol).