(NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks and
, the leading provider of mobile data offloading solutions, today announced that the companies have successfully tested an end-to-end Wi-Fi mobile data offloading solution combining Alvarion’s carrier-grade
of Wi-Fi base stations with the
Aptilo Service Management Platform
™ and the
Aptilo Access Controller
™. The companies intend to market the solution globally.
Alvarion’s WBSn base stations feature leading radio technology including bi-directional Beamforming 802.11n, unique interference immunity suite, 3x3:3 MIMO and advanced antenna system, to provide high capacity and ubiquitous coverage in both 2.4 and 5 GHz with a low number of radio units. Supported by 802.1x security and EAP-SIM authentication, the WBSn base stations work seamlessly with Aptilo’s platform, which provides carrier-class Wi-Fi service management, SIM-based authentication towards HLR/HSS and integration with the 3G/LTE mobile core for policy and charging.
With the growing use of hungry bandwidth applications on mobile devices, particularly the use of video, service providers are turning to Wi-Fi to satisfy their customers’ needs. Alvarion and Aptilo Networks are providing a seamless, easy-to-implement solution addressing the scalability, reliability and security needs of operators deploying large scale Wi-Fi networks for hot spots, hot zones and mobile data offloading. The solution allows operators to benefit from increased network capacity and coverage in high-traffic areas where data congestion is overloading existing cellular networks.
“The ability to implement Wi-Fi offloading quickly is critical for mobile operators to remain competitive,” said Johan Terve, Vice President, Marketing, Aptilo Networks. “Alvarion and Aptilo are providing a secure, end-to-end solution to speed up Wi-Fi offloading deployments. The solution also delivers extensive mobile core integration to ensure an uninterrupted, ‘invisible’ handoff from 3G/LTE to Wi-Fi for customers.”