Digicel Orders Wi-Fi Offloading Platform from Accuris Networks
Published on: 25th Feb 2014
Digicel Group has ordered a Wi Fi offload and roaming platform for use across its markets in the Caribbean Central America and Asia Pacific region.
The AccuROAM platform from Accuris Networks uses SIM-based account credentials to enable mobile users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots without the need to enter usernames and passwords.
"We're always on the lookout for innovative technology, which we found in AccuROAM," said Conor Clarke, international business director for Digicel Group. "Besides Accuris Network's ability to deliver a seamless authentication framework for Wi-Fi, the solution is easy to integrate."
According to Accuris Networks, mobile operators are increasingly seeing the advantage of leveraging Wi-Fi access now to provide subscribers with valuable roaming and offload services.
"We are seeing rapid movement in the mobile industry toward solutions that deliver the seamless, secure access that users want," said Accuris Chairman Larry Quinn. "Accuris Networks has worked with communications providers to deliver inflight connectivity as well as with carriers to deliver Hotspot 2.0 Passpoint access."
AccuROAM has both client and server capabilities to enable automatic authentication of users to Wi-Fi networks. It uses encrypted credentials from a user's account in a similar way that authentication processes work when phone users roam to a new network. It also gives operators the ability to control service access, manage the Wi-Fi offload connection and bill subscribers for Wi-Fi usage when roaming.