Linktel and Accuris Networks Work Together to Provide Top Notch Seamless Roaming Services
(WORLD CUP TECHNOLOGY)
The 2014 FIFA World Cup, a tournament for the men's football world championship taking place in Brazil has been creating pulsating moments for fans globally. It is estimated that more than half a million visitors are going to Brazil for the World Cup action. Technology and FIFA have always gone hand in hand from the year this tournament was launched. New technologies are making its way every year and this year it’s all about connectivity.
Accuris (News - Alert) Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi Offload and Wi-Fi Roaming solutions, and telecommunications service provider Linktel are major contributors for this year’s technology explosions. Both companies are working together to deliver seamless roaming services. 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 the two companies.
With no hassles, visitors with cellular service from mobile carriers like AT&T (News - Alert) can get instant phone service through quick, easy connection to Wi-Fi hotspots. The enabling technology is the AccuROAM offload and roaming platform from Accuris Networks (News - Alert). Accuris Networks makes it easy for carriers to connect their users to Wi-Fi networks using SIM-based authentication,
“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,” added Trunk.
Apart from this arrangement, Linktel and Accuris Networks are also planning to deliver Wi-Fi access to Brazilian mobile phone users travelling abroad. Also, the companies are planning to offer 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.
Additionally, Linktel also said it is investing heavily in Wi-Fi networks in order to provide offload solutions with Accuris Networks to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Edited by Maurice Nagle