|[June 19, 2014]
Linktel and Accuris Networks Partner to Deliver Seamless Roaming for Visitors at World Cup in Brazil
BOSTON & BARUERI, Brazil --(Business Wire)--
Visitors to Brazil cheering at the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup are also
getting best-in-class, seamless, secure mobile phone connectivity to
Wi-Fi networks through a new multi-phase partnership between Wi-Fi
offload and roaming innovator Accuris
and telecommunications service provider Linktel
It's estimated that more than half a million visitors are going to
Brazil for the World Cup and those with cellular service from mobile
carriers like AT&T (News - Alert) can get instant phone service without cumbersome
usernames or passwords through quick, easy connection to Wi-Fi Hotspots.
The enabling technology is the award-winning AccuROAM™offload and
roaming platform from Accuris Networks (News - Alert).
In addition to this vital mobile service for visitors to Brazil, Linktel
and Accuris Networks will soon be delivering Wi-Fi access to Brazilian
mobile phone users travelling abroad. In the near future, the companies
will also be providing much-needed local Wi-Fi offload for key
enterprises and ISPs in Brazil as well as in areas that experience
network congestion such as malls and metro stations. Linktel is also
investing heavily in Wi-Fi networks in order to provide much needed
offload solutions with Accuris Networks to the 2016 Summer Olympics in
Rio de Janeiro.
"There is nothing on the market that can beat the AccuROAM technology
for inbound mobile users attending the cup in Brazil," said Jonas Trunk,
CEO of Linktel. "The big advantage is that AccuROAM gives users access
to fast, modern Wi-Fi networks and Hotspot 2.0 without the need to sign
up via websites or enter data. Whenever users are near Wi-Fi networks,
their phone behaves as if it were on a normal part of the cellular
network, but with better capacity and faster speeds. We look forward to
building out this solution in Brazil in the coming months."
"Accuris Networks makes it easy for carriers to connect their users to
Wi-Fi networks using SIM-based authentication, enabling Wi-Fi to work as
a full extension of their 3G/4G networks for billing, policy and
authentication. AccuROAM is a valuable technology for Latin American
carriers and Wi-Fi providers who we are actively working with in
countries such as Mexico, Argentina and Chile," said Larry Quinn,
executive chairman, Accuris Networks.
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