World Cup 2014 Ready: Aptilo Delivers WiFi Offloading for TIM Brasil, Oi & Linktel

With only two days away from the start of the world's greatest sporting event, the Brasil World Cup 2014, Aptilo announced that it is working closely with three operators in Brazil to ensure the readiness of carrier Wi-Fi service throughout the country and in Maracanã Stadium. 

TIM Brasil and Oi SA,  two of the largest mobile operators in Brazil, are using the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) to provide a carrier Wi-Fi service with mobile data offloading. Aptilo is also enabling carrier Wi-Fi services for Linktel, which operates the largest independent network of hotspots in Brazil.

In the case of TIM Brasil and Oi, Aptilo SMP offloads users from their mobile data networks to a carrier-class Wi-Fi network. This decreases 3G congestion, enabling faster data speeds. Users also enjoy a secure, “invisible” handoff from 3G to Wi-Fi with Aptilo SIM Authentication, which authenticates users via the SIM card in their mobile device, said Aptilo.

As for Linktel, Aptilo SMP will enable and manage mobile data services across Linktel’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots across 2,300 access points. 

"Large-scale sporting events represent a significant opportunity for carriers to generate revenue and increase branding with Wi-Fi offloading. Brazil will be host to some of the most exciting, highly anticipated sporting events, and Aptilo will be working with operators to leverage these opportunities, manage data traffic and ensure a great Wi-Fi user experience.”

- Jonas Jacobsson, VP Sales America, Aptilo Networks

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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