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.