Aicent customers get Wi-Fi access at participating Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants, BP fuel and convenience stores and several other major brands across the U.S.
SAN JOSE, Calif.and DAYTON, Ohio – MobilityWire® – January 13, 2011
Aicent Inc. (www.aicent.com), a leading provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators has partnered with HarborLink Network Ltd (www.harborlink.net) to enable seamless Wi-Fi access at HarborLink’s hotspot locations throughout the United States, including participating Buffalo Wild Wings and Skyline Chili restaurants, BP fuel and convenience stores, and several other major restaurant chains, retail locations, universities, municipal Wi-Fi locations and convention centers across the United States.
“As a leading provider of mobile data solutions and interworking solutions for over 160 mobile operator customers globally, Wi-Fi roaming is a very important component of Aicent’s mobile solution set,” said Lynn Liu, CEO of Aicent. “Wi-Fi roaming has become especially critical to mobile operators as a data offloading and affordable roaming strategy. With this new partnership with HarborLink, Aicent continues to grow its carrier class Wi-Fi network making it possible for our customers to offer subscribers a widespread Wi-Fi roaming footprint throughout the North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.”
“HarborLink wants to lead global efforts for 3G/4G offload onto Wi-Fi Networks, and by partnering with Aicent, we seek to drive the value of Wi-Fi roaming for mobile operators as an effective and affordable alternative to 3G/4G roaming,” said Robert Brown, HarborLink’s global vice president of sales and marketing. “Aicent has extensive relationships in the mobility space worldwide and we are excited to be working with them to extend our network to their many partners through their Wi-Fi Roaming eXchange platform.”
Aicent mobility partners will be able to access the Wi-Fi network at HarborLink Locations within the next 30 days, which includes participating Buffalo Wild Wings and Skyline Chili restaurants, BP fuel and convenience stores, and several other venues across the U.S. For more information regarding Aicent’s products and services, please visit www.aicent.com.
Serving two billion mobile users in 114 countries through more than 160 mobile operators, Aicent Inc. is a leading provider of data network solutions for mobile operators, including 9 of the world’s largest 10. With its network reaching nearly every GPRS/3G operator around the world, Aicent operates one of the industry’s largest GPRS and 3G network eXchanges. Aicent provides integrated mobile messaging services, including MMS and SMS, and operates one of the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging eXchanges. Aicent’s award-winning mBridge service easily enables global delivery of MMS messages to any phone. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Aicent has regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. For more information visit: www.aicent.com.
About HarborLink Network
HarborLink Network, Ltd. is a leading provider of Internet hotspot access, integration and network management services in North America. HarborLink’s extensive Wi-Fi network is deployed in some of the most well-known, heavily frequented venues in North America, providing more places than ever for customers to get online when away from their home or office. For more information about HarborLink Network, please visit www.harborlink.net.
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