Monthly Wi-Fi Sessions Skyrocket to 20 Million for Tier 1 Mobile Operator Using Aptilo SIM Authentication

Ten Times More Wi-Fi Users in Three Years

Dec 23, 2013, 10:30 ET from Aptilo Networks

STOCKHOLM, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

A tier 1 mobile carrier has seen an increase of nearly twenty times the number of monthly Wi-Fi sessions in the first two years and more than ten times the number of Wi-Fi users per month in three years after deploying seamless Wi-Fi offloading with SIM authentication from Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of mobile data offloading solutions.

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The mobile operator is using Aptilo's mobile data offloading solution with Aptilo SIM Authentication to shift 3G smartphone data traffic to its own nationwide carrier Wi-Fi network. Measurements show an increase in the number of Wi-Fi sessions in the first year from approximately 500,000 sessions/month to 5 million/month. In the second year sessions increased to 10 million/month, and are on track to double to 20 million sessions/month at the end of the third year (January 2014). Total growth in Wi-Fi sessions since deployment of SIM authentication is expected to reach 3,600 percent.

Prior to SIM authentication, there were approximately 200,000 users/month in the Wi-Fi network. Today there are nearly ten times more users/month (close to 2 million).

SIM authentication creates an exceptional experience for users as they shift from the 3G/LTE network to Wi-Fi. Using the device's own SIM card for authentication - the same mechanism used in the 3G/LTE network - creates a secure, "invisible" handoff from 3G/LTE to Wi-Fi. There's no need to login again, and the Wi-Fi network becomes as secure as the 3G/LTE network.

"SIM Authentication creates a better overall data service experience, which has led to a significant boost in Wi-Fi usage for our customers," said Torbjorn Ward, CEO, Aptilo Networks. "We are seeing more and more carriers leveraging mobile data offloading with SIM authentication to generate revenue. Seamless Wi-Fi offloading combined with a carrier-class Wi-Fi service is becoming the gold standard for mobile operators worldwide."

These tremendous results in increase of Wi-Fi sessions have been achieved in spite of the fact that far from all smartphones today support Wi-Fi-based SIM authentication (EAP-SIM/AKA) even if they do have a SIM card. Aptilo is bridging this gap with innovative Wi-Fi offload features that enable a secure and seamless authentication of all types of devices.

More about Aptilo's Wi-Fi offload features:

http://www.aptilo.com/mobile-data-offloading/innovative-wifi-offload-features

Aptilo will discuss these solutions at the Wi-Fi Offload Summit (http://www.wifioffloadsummit.com) in Frankfurt, Germany, January 22-23, 2013.

White papers on Wi-Fi offloading with SIM authentication:

http://www.aptilo.com/seamless-wi-fi-offload-white-paper

About Aptilo SIM Authentication:

http://www.aptilo.com/aptilo-eap-sim-authentication-server

About Aptilo Networks

Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading. Aptilo's carrier-class solutions boast pre-integrated authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximize functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing systems. Aptilo's solutions are currently in operation in more than 60 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.aptilo.com

For more information please contact:

Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
c/o Call Communications
P: +1-917-414-9262
hillary.call@aptilo.com


SOURCE Aptilo Networks