SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco today, AT&T, Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless announced an agreement to bring to market the new AT&T Wi-Fi Hub. This hub will make it possible for wireless operators to deliver turnkey Wi-Fi roaming services to their customers.
Expected to launch later this year, the AT&T Wi-Fi Hub addresses common issues that operators face in delivering Wi-Fi roaming services, such as the time-intensive process of identifying Wi-Fi providers, negotiation of terms and implementation of Wi-Fi services.
“Our collaboration with Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless means that we’ll be able to launch our hub quickly and deliver a wholesale Wi-Fi solution that is seamless and secure,” said JR Wilson, Vice President, Partnerships & Alliances, AT&T Mobility. “For the end user, all they will need to do is download an app from their Wi-Fi provider to access Wi-Fi roaming.”
The AT&T Wi-Fi Hub is being developed using Accuris Networks’ AccuROAM platform, the only solution using SIM-based account credentials to enable smartphone and tablet users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots when roaming internationally. The solution provides a secure authentication framework without the need to enter cumbersome usernames and passwords. It also fully supports Hotspot 2.0 and WBA’s Wireless Roaming Intermediary eXchange (WRIX) specifications. AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy and authentication.
“The AT&T Wi-Fi Hub is an operator-focused hub,” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Accuris Networks. “AT&T has spent the time and made the investments to solve the key issues that have challenged many operators who have wanted to offer Wi-Fi roaming. Operators can become part of a Wi-Fi roaming ecosystem on which they can quickly build services and products. Using the hub benefits operators as well as their customers, since it offers Wi-Fi roaming that is secure, simple and easy to use.”
AT&T’s Wi-Fi Hub will utilize the advanced reporting and settlement infrastructure capabilities of BSG Wireless, specifically interconnection for the operators, data clearing and financial settlement services.
“AT&T is a global leader in telecommunications, and we are excited to expand our existing relationship with them as they grow their Wi-Fi offerings,” said Atul Devani, CEO of BSG Wireless, “We always endeavor to provide innovative products to help our clients meet their customers’ needs.”
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About Accuris Networks
Accuris Networks is a leading provider of convergence, roaming and interworking solutions with respective device management. The AccuROAM platform is designed to provide mobile operators with a Wi-Fi offload and Wi-Fi roaming solution that includes smartphone client software, access server/gateway technology and billing integration designed to provide a seamless and secure user experience for data, voice and messaging services. For more information, visit Accuris Networks at www.accuris-networks.com.
About BSG Wireless
BSG Wireless is an innovative Wi?Fi solutions provider, delivering managed services and products to carriers who want to build, manage, charge for and market their wireless services securely and efficiently. We assist some of the world’s leading wireless operators in managing their global wireless roaming footprint, location directories, payment gateway and credential issuance systems to ensure a reliable, secure and seamless customer experience. BSG is a leader in the Wi?Fi industry and are a major contributor to the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).
BSG Wireless is a subsidiary of BSG. BSG was established in 1988 and has locations in San Antonio, Texas USA and London, United Kingdom. For over 25 years, BSG has provided financial clearing solutions that maximize the value of telecommunication services. BSG is the largest third?party clearing house for LEC billing in the United States, and BSG has long?standing relationships with more than 500 telecommunications partners in North America.
For more information, please visit www.bsgwireless.com