US Cable Operator Selects Aptilo to Enable Attractive Wi-Fi Services for MDUs
The cable operator is using Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) to incorporate carrier Wi-Fi services into basic broadband packages for residents, allowing the MDUs to upsell communications services with the addition of carrier-grade Wi-Fi.
With Aptilo SMP, operators and MDUs can access usage statistics, monitor and alter Wi-Fi allocation based on the need for bandwidth, and even upsell access to, for instance, allow more devices than included in the basic package. The Aptilo MDU solution also offers online signup for Hotspot 2.0 providing a secure and encrypted Wi-Fi connection using EAP-TTLS. Furthermore, it provides support for onboarding devices to a personal virtual LAN concept. This allows the user to create a private network within the network for all of their devices – such as printers, video game console and other devices – which will be hidden from other users.
“Typically, operators lose users when they jump from cellular to a free Wi-Fi network,” said Jonas Jacobsson, COO, Aptilo Networks. “Aptilo lets operators retain users since they’re using the operator’s own Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi becomes a powerful B2B2C business proposition for operators to sell to MDUs, which can pass along the benefits of Wi-Fi to their residents.”
About Aptilo Networks
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.