Accuris Networks Wi-Fi Server Platform Simplifies Wi-Fi Service Delivery, Connects Cobalt to Mobile Data Networks Worldwide
Cobalt Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi wireless broadband services in the Caribbean, is deploying the Accuris Networks Wi-Fi Server platform to enable Cobalt's Wi-Fi networks to provide in-bound roaming for its mobile customers. With the platform, Cobalt is able to offer seamless, carrier-grade Wi-Fi network capacity for data roaming and domestic data offload services.
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Accuris Networks is a leader in enabling Wi-Fi roaming and hub services for Wi-Fi network providers and mobile network operators. With the Accuris Wi-Fi Server platform, service providers can quickly interconnect with other Wi-Fi providers and mobile operators to enable low-cost access to data services while subscribers are traveling as well as domestic data offload.
"Cobalt chose the Accuris Wi-Fi Server platform because it is already in use by leading Wi-Fi roaming providers like AT&T, China Mobile International and Emirates Data Clearing House to support mobile data roaming services," said Paul A. Moore, Chairman CEO of Cobalt Holdings. "The platform gives us access to data roaming services today, including value-added services such as Wi-Fi calling, secure Wi-Fi roaming and domestic offload capabilities. In addition to the services provided by the Accuris Wi-Fi Server platform, by connecting to the Accuris hub service, Cobalt can now support and offload any mobile operator or Wi-Fi provider also connected to the hub."
With the Accuris Networks platform, Cobalt Networks can offer people a quality mobile data experience with capabilities such as:
- Smartphones connect automatically with SIM-based authentication.
- Tablets and laptops connect through a branded captive portal system.
- Multiple service plans include time-based pricing (day, week pass), usage based pricing (gigabytes), as well as complimentary affinity-based programs.
- Support is provided for Wi-Fi calling and texting services from home mobile providers.
- The platform seamlessly leverages Wi-Fi for local network offload services.
Cobalt is aggressively deploying Caribbean island countries with carrier-grade Wi-Fi to take advantage of people traveling to the region to avoid high roaming charges. With a planned fiber-based backbone and the latest Wi-Fi access, Cobalt is a provider of wireless broadband networks in marquee resorts, hotels and venues across the Caribbean.
"Global mobile data roaming is projected to exceed $50 billion in 2019, and Cobalt is meeting this opportunity with high-capacity, high-performance access networks that delivers a quality mobile Internet experience to people living in and visiting the Caribbean," said Rick Applegate, chief revenue officer for Accuris Networks.
About Cobalt Holdings
Cobalt Holdings, Inc. is a privately held wireless broadband development Company, with headquarters in Lake Bluff, Illinois. The Company is launching the first exclusive software-defined 4G /LTE and Wi-Fi wireless broadband networks in targeted markets in the Caribbean Region, including Cuba. The Company is acquiring strategic wireless spectrum, operating licenses and fiber-optic connectivity as part of a continued business development initiative to provide seamless wireless broadband coverage to enterprises, tourists, cruise ship passengers and crews, and local businesses, including major destination resorts throughout the Caribbean. The Company's longer-term strategy for the region includes owning and operating key undersea fiber-optic networks, including the goal of deploying a fiber-optic cable between the U.S. and Cuba, as well as between the U.S. and other islands/destinations. For more information, go to: www.cobaltholdings.net.
About Accuris Networks
Accuris Networks helps service providers monetize the connectivity between networks. Accuris solutions enable subscribers to move seamlessly and securely between LTE, GSM, Wi-Fi, IPX and fixed networks while ensuring a superior quality of experience. Accuris Networks is a trusted supplier to blue-chip operators around the world including AT&T, Bell Canada, China Mobile, EDCH, Mobily, Telefonica and more. Visit us at www.accuris-networks.com or tweet @AccurisNetworks.
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