May 22, 2013
Brazilian telecommunications provider Oi SA (NYSE: OIBR) has deployed the
Aptilo Service Management Platform
™ (SMP), the award-winning service provider Wi-Fi solution from
. Aptilo SMP provides a carrier-class Wi-Fi service with mobile data offloading for Oi's fixed broadband and mobile customers. Oi is the second-largest telecom operator in
and the largest in
Homes and small-to-medium businesses share Oi's vast copper xDSL network and have Wi-Fi-capable routers. Oi is using the excess capacity in those residential and business locations by adding an additional SSID for their public Wi-Fi service. In this way Oi creates a huge Wi-Fi footprint and can automatically - through the SIM authentication in the Aptilo Service Management Platform - offload mobile data traffic to their xDSL pipeline from anywhere in the country.
service provider Wi-Fi solution
, which delivers Wi-Fi services to outdoor and indoor locations through multiple Access Point (AP) vendors, consolidates the functionality in Oi's two existing Wi-Fi service management systems. Aptilo's solution will also be able to support Oi's future requirements and a rapid Wi-Fi expansion.
"Aptilo Service Management Platform supports all the business models that were being used under the two existing systems we had, and positions us well for future requirements," said
, Business Development Director, Oi. "What made our choice easy when consolidating all our Wi-Fi services into one platform was Aptilo's ability to fit into our existing back-end architecture and their support for multiple Wi-Fi AP vendors."
Aptilo's wireless service management platform was easily integrated into Oi's mobile and fixed broadband core, with SIM authentication and policy lookups conducted using SOAP/XML. Options for EAP/SIM authentication, MAC address and WISPr authentication all for the same user are enabled; the network intelligently selects the best authentication method available.