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Smart Selects Aptilo for Large-scale Wi-Fi Network across the Philippines

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Smart Communications, the wireless unit of PLDT has chosen Aptilo Networks to enable carrier Wi-Fi services for a large-scale Wi-Fi network across the Philippines.

Smart Wifi is available in high traffic locations such as major airports nationwide and other transport hubs, plus hospitals, schools, malls, food parks and city halls.

Smart is using the Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP), a carrier-grade system to manage and monetize large-scale Wi-Fi services. Aptilo SMP integrated the Wi-Fi service into the Smart's existing mobile network, which serves more than 62 million subscribers.

Users login to the service through a branded portal customized to the venue and enjoy minutes of free access to super-speed Wi-Fi service and can then topup afterwards with more time for an affordable price.

The Aptilo SMP is well-integrated with Smart's operations through 17 integration points. These integrations allow customized solutions like special offers for Wi-Fi users that help enrich their experience for more than just Internet connection. Further integrations in targeted advertising are also being developed. 

Chang-Seok Seo, EVP and Head of Network Strategy Unit, KT
We are pleased to work with Aptilo as we deploy Smart Wifi nationwide to make quality connectivity more accessible to more Filipinos," said Jovy Hernandez, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise for PLDT and Smart.

Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks 
The days of one-size-fits-all Wi-Fi are gone. Aptilo's Wi-Fi solution is designed to deploy quickly, with flexibility to customize the Wi-Fi service to maximize its value.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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