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Aptilo Enables Wi-Fi for Half a Million 3UK Subscribers in the London Underground

STOCKHOLM – 3UK, one of the UK’s top mobile operators, serves 500K subscribers with Wi-Fi in the London Underground using Wi-Fi service management solutions from Aptilo Networks.

3UK has experienced significant month-on-month growth of the service since first deployed in 2014, with a high percentage of recurring users, helping 3UK to increase its value to subscribers and reduce churn especially among commuters.

3UK, which had no Wi-Fi capabilities prior to the launch, built its Wi-Fi service from the ground-up using the Aptilo Managed Service™ through an existing Wi-Fi access network deployed across the London Underground by Virgin Media. Mobile users in the Underground stations are able to register for service using a customized web portal integrated with 3UK’s my3 customer care portal. Once registered, the Aptilo Wi-Fi service management solution remembers users and provides returning users with a seamless, automatic login.

The operator is using a high-capacity Wi-Fi network to bridge the gap between 3UK’s leading 4G network and metro stations where mobile coverage can be difficult to obtain.

“For 3UK this is a clear win-win; they reduce costs by deploying through a third-party network and are able to provide a Wi-Fi service which is fully integrated with existing mobile data services,” said Frédéric Servat, Regional Account Director, EMEA, Aptilo Networks.

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Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of carrier-class systems to manage data services with advanced functions for authentication, policy control and charging. Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) has become synonymous with Wi-Fi service management and Wi-Fi offload in large-scale deployments with 100+ operators in more than 70 countries, and is a critical component of Wi-Fi calling and IoT.