Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oi [Brazil] Uses Aptilo to Create a Public Wi-Fi over Home/SMB Routers

Aptilo Networks announced that "Brazilian telecommunications provider Oi  has deployed the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) .. 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. 

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

At the end of March 2013, Oi had (see charts below) 18.5M residential customers of which (5.25M broadband customers) and 604K broadband business customers.

See "Brazil’s Largest Telecom Operator, Oi, Taps Aptilo for Service Provider Wi-Fi" - here.

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