|By Business Wire||
|June 19, 2014 06:25 PM EDT||
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 Wi-Fi offload and roaming innovator Accuris Networks (www.accuris-networks.com), and telecommunications service provider Linktel (www.linktelcorp.com). It's estimated that more than half a million visitors are going to Brazil for the World Cup and those with cellular service from mobile carriers like AT&T can get instant phone service without cumbersome usernames or passwords through quick, easy connection to Wi-Fi Hotspots. The enabling technology is the award-winning AccuROAM™offload and roaming platform from Accuris Networks.
In addition to this vital mobile service for visitors to Brazil, Linktel and Accuris Networks will soon be delivering Wi-Fi access to Brazilian mobile phone users travelling abroad. In the near future, the companies will also be providing much-needed 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. Linktel is also investing heavily in Wi-Fi networks in order to provide much needed offload solutions with Accuris Networks to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“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.”
“Accuris Networks makes it easy for carriers to connect their users to Wi-Fi networks using SIM-based authentication, enabling Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of their 3G/4G networks for billing, policy and authentication. AccuROAM is a valuable technology for Latin American carriers and Wi-Fi providers who we are actively working with in countries such as Mexico, Argentina and Chile,” said Larry Quinn, executive chairman, Accuris Networks.