By Telecom Lead Team: Accuris Networks, a provider of
mobile technology interworking and device management solutions, announced three
North American mobile operators have selected AccuROAM for Wi-Fi offload.
These operators will also use the AccuROAM platform to
enable international-roaming subscribers to automatically roam onto partner
Wi-Fi networks when abroad.
The company will be showcasing its products at Mobile
World Congress 2012.
AccuROAM lets carriers provide their smartphone and
tablet customers with seamless connections to Wi-Fi hotspots both in country
and also when traveling abroad without having to enter cumbersome usernames and
passwords, verify account details or regularly interact with a client app.
The AccuROAM platform enables subscribers to securely
access operators Wi-Fi hotspots by using the subscriber’s SIM credentials for
authentication. This provides the security demanded by all cellular carriers,
delivering a much improved user experience compared to the typically current
awkward methods associated with Wi-Fi access.
It gives operators the ability to control service access,
manage Wi-Fi offload connections and bill subscribers for Wi-Fi usage when
roaming. With AccuROAM, three North American operators can now provide an
enhanced and extended data offload experience for their subscribers on current
and future Wi-Fi networks.
Carriers worldwide are faced with huge challenges of
network congestion and with roaming challenges as their customers travel
abroad. Integrating Wi-Fi with mobile networks is essential for carrier
success, not just for authentication and data but for all the services that
users’ currently receive on cellular such as billing, voice, messaging and
roaming,” said Aidan Dillon, CTO, Accuris.
The AccuRoam platform offers comprehensive integration
with the core network that provides operators the ability to deliver their
existing services onto Wi-Fi, including voice and messaging as well as data