ID-WiBB Launches Indonesian Broadband Roaming Facility
ID-WiBB Launches WiMAX & WiFi Roaming Facility in Indonesia Powered by Aptilo Networks
Uniting Indonesia Under One Wireless Broadband Umbrella
To encourage WiMAX™ growth in Indonesia, ID-WiBB, an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to promote national vision through the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products in Indonesia, announced today the launch of an Indonesian broadband roaming facility to serve the many wireless broadband service providers throughout the region.
This will enable roaming between WiMAX and Wi-Fi and possibly future LTE operators, creating a unified 4G wireless network across the nation.
“Our goal is to encourage further wireless broadband adoption and growth of the broadband ecosystem by establishing an automatic networked ID authorization that will allow anyone — regardless of their service provider — to tap in to the benefits of wireless broadband from anywhere, at anytime,” said Kanaka Hidayat, ID-WiBB. “Today’s announcement takes us one step closer to uniting the Indonesian market under one wireless broadband umbrella.”
To date, three operators awarded WiMAX-derived Wireless Broadband licenses in Indonesia have signed up to become roaming partners.
Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in wireless networks including Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE, has been selected by ID-WIBB to enable this multi-access roaming. The award-winning Aptilo Service Management Platform™, which will serve as a AAA proxy for the authentication, authorization and accounting of roaming users between the different WiMAX and Wi-Fi service providers. The Aptilo solution will keep track of roaming subscribers’ consumption of resources (time and/or data) in any visiting network and provide the required statistics to allow ID-WiBB to serve as a neutral accounting party. The addition of LTE support to the Aptilo platform in 2011 will expand opportunities for ID-WiBB for future revenue streams.
“Aptilo is dedicated to full compliance with wireless standards, and is unparalleled in our commitment to interoperability testing with vendors in the wireless broadband arena including WiMAX,” said Jan Sjonell, Managing Director Asia/Middle East, Aptilo Networks. “We are proud to have been selected for this important project. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with ID-WiBB in encouraging growth of the wireless broadband ecosystem in Indonesia.”
ID-WIBB is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on global (international) standard in Indonesia. ID-WiBB promotes products that are interoperable and supports broadband of fixed, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the ID-WiBB works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that Broadband Wireless systems meet customer and government requirements in Indonesia. ID-WiBB’s members comprise individuals, operators, component vendors and equipment vendors in the Indonesian communications ecosystem. For more information, please visit http://www.id-wibb.org
About Aptilo Networks
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