OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2012) - Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc (TSX VENTURE:YFI), a leading supplier of wireless local area network (WLAN) solutions, is very pleased to announce that it has successfully completed interoperability testing of WiFi3 with the industry leading mobile data offload solution from Aptilo Networks which is based on their WiFi service management platform and SIM authentication server. Mobile data offload, one of the fastest growing market segments for WiFi solutions, can now be delivered with Edgewater Wireless' industry leading WiFi3 multi-channel architecture which delivers significantly increased performance and flexibility to major carriers and service providers.
Mobile data traffic is growing at an unprecedented rate well beyond the capacity of today's 3G networks. Many researchers from networking and financial sectors forecast that by 2014, an average mobile user will consume 7GB of traffic per month which is more than 5 times the average used by today's consumer1. This consumption is creating an enormous strain on the cellular infrastructure. The mobile operators and service providers are turning to WiFi as a primary solution to alleviate the crush of data driven predominantly by the emergence and proliferation of the smartphone.
Mobile data offloading is the most viable solution for operators to alleviate network congestion quickly while still meeting the capacity needs of their mobile broadband customers. Aptilo's mobile data offloading solution makes offloading to WiFi seamless both for the subscriber and the mobile core. Combining Aptilo's carrier-class WiFi service management solution - which is already in operation with over 90 leading worldwide and regional communications service providers, including Du, Eircom-Meteor, Telecom Malaysia, Telenor, TeliaSonera and Saudi Telecom - with Edgewater Wireless' EAP3000 family of multi-channel access points opens the door for Edgewater Wireless to directly address and deliver product solutions into this large and rapidly growing market.
"Aptilo is delighted to add Edgewater Wireless to our carrier-class WiFi partner ecosystem," said Jonas Jacobsson, Director of Partner Management, Aptilo Networks. As a leading vendor of carrier WiFi service management systems we welcome partners with innovative products such as Edgewater's high-performance WiFi3 technology access points."
"Edgewater Wireless continues to enhance the strengths of WiFi3 technology with highly valued software solutions such as Aptilo's mobile data offloading and carrier WiFi solution," said Andrew Skafel, President of Edgewater Wireless. "Partnering with Aptilo opens the door to an enormous opportunity to deliver high-performance carrier class solutions to the large mobile carriers and service providers."
About Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc.: Edgewater Wireless develops and commercializes leading edge technologies and intellectual property for the communications market. Edgewater Wireless delivers advanced product solutions designed to meet the high-performance, high quality of service (QoS) and high-reliability needs of service providers and their customers. Leveraging over twenty (20) patents, Edgewater Wireless' WiFi3 is redefining WLAN infrastructure with its wideband, multi-channel radio and high-capacity Access Point solutions, and delivering next generation WiFi, today. For more information, please visit www.edgewaterwireless.com.
About Aptilo Networks: Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading. Aptilo's carrier-class solutions boast pre-integrated authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximize functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing systems. Aptilo's solutions are currently in operation in more than 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com
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