Aptilo's SMP Powers Barcelona Wi-Fi on 1,000+ Buses

Aptilo's SMP Powers Barcelona Wi-Fi on 1,000+ Buses Image Credit: Barcelona Wi-Fi

Barcelona Wi-Fi, one of the largest city Wi-Fi deployments in Europe, has now expanded their Wi-Fi service to its entire fleet of 1,003 buses being powered by Aptilo Networks' Service Management Platform (SMP).

Barcelona Wi-Fi covers most of Barcelona City with free Wi-Fi from more than 1,100 access points at outdoor and indoor locations.

Barcelona Wi-Fi on their first visit through a captive portal in Aptilo SMP adapted to the screen size of the user's device. Users are verified in a one-time procedure through a link emailed to their account. They are automatically connected to the Wi-Fi network upon subsequent visits, as Aptilo SMP remembers user identity information from the first verification.

Excepted are Barcelona City Council websites and indoor locations such as libraries and museums, which can be accessed with unlimited data speeds. Aptilo SMP handles policies to control bandwidth, opening hours and allowed connection times depending on the hotspot location.

Barcelona Wi-Fi is also available as a commercial premium service with unlimited speeds through a local service provider that is also using Aptilo SMP. 

Paco Rodriguez, IT Director, Barcelona City Council
We are constantly seeking innovative ways to utilize Barcelona Wi-Fi for Smart City services. Aptilo has been a great partner in helping us take Barcelona Wi-Fi to new heights. 

Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks 
Barcelona City Council, one of the pioneers of City Wi-Fi, is constantly on the move with Smart City initiatives to save costs and to support their 1.6 million citizens and 7.5 million tourists visiting the city every year.

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

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