Orange Romania Provides Public Wi-Fi with Cisco Hotspot 2.0


Unleashing he power of Wi-Fi, Cisco is enabling Orange Romania, to provide a seamless mobile experience across cellular and Wi-Fi networks with Hotspot 2.0.

The new service enables Orange Romania users to move between cellular and Wi-Fi networks with seamless authentication, combining a cellular-like roaming experience with the capacity of Wi-Fi, particularly when in public buildings, venues and for enterprises.

Combining the power of Wi-Fi and cellular into one simple service benefits both consumers and business users, making mobile experiences even more universal.  Consumers enjoy better mobile and application experiences, whilst business users are able to work more flexibly – enabling increased productivity.

Vlad Constantinescu, Engineering Manager, Orange Romania, commented “We wanted to deploy an architecture that enables easy connectivity and automatic authentication for all of our customers. It allows them access to the same services using the Wi-Fi network as if they were using our mobile network in a secure and easy way. Cisco’s solution provides the access layer, enables Hotspot 2.0 technology in our Wi-Fi network and makes it very easy to use.”

Jim Scott, Managing Director, Service Provider Mobility, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Cisco, added, “Our vision for mobility is one in which connectivity is ubiquitous and intelligent – providing value-added experiences. This initiative by Orange Romania and the efforts of the industry to enable Hotspot 2.0 will be instrumental in providing the seamless experiences required by businesses and desired by consumers. We’re delighted to be working with Orange Romania on this project.”