Brazilian Operators Tap Aptilo for World Cup WiFi Offload
STOCKHOLM -- Anticipating a surge of user activity surrounding 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, three operators in Brazil are working with Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of mobile data offloading solutions, to enable Wi-Fi offloading and carrier Wi-Fi throughout the country and in Maracană Stadium – the venue for the World Cup Final -- for the millions of guests expected to attend this global sporting event.
TIM Brasil and Oi SA (NYSE: OIBR), two of the largest mobile operators in Brazil, are using the Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP) to provide a carrier Wi-Fi service with mobile data offloading. Aptilo is also enabling carrier Wi-Fi services for Linktel, which operates the largest independent network of hotspots in Brazil.
“Large-scale sporting events represent a significant opportunity for carriers to generate revenue and increase branding with Wi-Fi offloading,” said Jonas Jacobsson, VP Sales Americas, Aptilo Networks. “Brazil will be host to some of the most exciting, highly anticipated sporting events, and Aptilo will be working with operators to leverage these opportunities, manage data traffic and ensure a great Wi-Fi user experience.”