Aptilo Networks has been selected by a tier-1 carrier in North America to enable Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE / VoWiFi entitlement.
Aptilo SMP Wi-Fi Calling is an advanced vendor-agnostic 3GPP AAA system to enable carrier-class, next-generation Wi-Fi Calling. Based on Aptilo’s fifteen years of experience with AAA as its core business, Aptilo SMP Wi-Fi Calling goes beyond the standard functionality of a 3GPP AAA system with groundbreaking technology to enable Wi-Fi Calling in real-world deployments.
One example of such functionality is the interaction with iOS entitlement servers for onboarding individual iPhone devices to the VoLTE and VoWiFi services. This adds an additional authorization and security mechanism on top of what is specified in the 3GPP standards. Without the entitlement process in place, all SIM-enabled iOS devices would be allowed access to the VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling services. It also brings additional benefits for the mobile operator such as end-user acceptance of terms and conditions (EULA), emergency address registration, and service activation for secondary devices associated with the subscriber’s mobile account.
“We are proud to have been selected for this large-scale deployment,” said Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks. “Selecting a best-of-breed AAA vendor such as Aptilo is the only way an operator can guarantee to get the additional functionality they need and keep their negotiation power by staying independent from turnkey solutions.”
“Aptilo’s multi-vendor support allows operators to select the right components for their Wi-Fi Calling service,” said Jonas Lagerquist, Director Business Development, Aptilo Networks. “At the same time, operators will get the world’s leading platform for carrier- class Wi-Fi service management, the Aptilo SMP, enabling award-winning Wi-Fi data services to subscribers and B2B customers.”