ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) announces a major upgrade of its award-winning Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN®) software which consolidates and adds key features targeted towards the growing market for hosted WLAN and mobile offload services. The upgraded solution helps Managed Service Providers (MSPs) leverage Bluesocket vWLAN to offer resale, managed WLAN or cloud-hosted WLAN services to small, medium and large enterprise customers, while providing enterprises the flexibility to migrate between deployment options. The enhanced vWLAN solution also provides integrated support for mobile offload services – enabling MSPs to generate additional revenue from existing WLAN deployments. In addition to these features, the new vWLAN solution introduces capabilities for large multi-national corporations to support subsidiaries as distinct business entities with a complete separation of administrator access-rights, users and policies.
Built around the concept of flexibility, the new version of ADTRAN’s Bluesocket vWLAN now enables both enterprises and MSPs to address various business models and network needs all from one virtualized platform. MSPs can better target the fast growing enterprise WLAN market with multiple options – resale, managed services or cloud-hosted WLAN services. At the same time, the Bluesocket vWLAN architecture offers enterprises the flexibility to choose the WLAN deployment model that enables them to scale service as their business dictates, as well as to smoothly migrate between the models.
“BYOD adoption is increasing across enterprises resulting in a scramble to upgrade wireless networks. At the same time IT budgets are being squeezed due to economic uncertainty,” said Mads Lillelund, general manager of ADTRAN’s Bluesocket Business Group. “The new enhancements in our Bluesocket vWLAN solution are breaking the current silos of resale and hosted WLAN with a solution that offers enterprises the flexibility to choose the deployment options that best meets their business needs. At the same time, the flexibility of the solution allows MSPs to utilize the same vWLAN software to offer multiple, revenue generating services – resale, managed or hosted WLAN services, as well as mobile offload services to maximize revenues by partnering with wireless carriers.”