SAN JOSE, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain – MobilityWire® – February 14, 2011
Aicent (www.aicent.com) announced today that it has joined the Cisco Developer Network as a Solution Developer within the wireless technology category. In addition, Aicent’s Mobile Wi-Fi Roaming eXchange Service (http://www.aicent.com/wifi_cisco.html) has successfully completed interoperability testing with Cisco’s Next Generation Hotspot (http://www.cisco.com/go/spwifi).
Aicent and Cisco showcased interoperability between the Mobile Wi-Fi Roaming eXchange Service and Next Generation Hotspot at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 using SIM cards from Aicent’s mobile operators customers.
“Cisco’s Next Generation Hotspot technology provides a way to enhance roaming and facilitate mobile data offloading to WiFi networks in a seamless and automatic way” said Lynn Liu, President and CEO, Aicent Inc, ”Working together, we can provide a standard platform to allow seamless and secure authentication, to enhance international data roaming, improving customer experience and form the basis for the delivery of new products and services”
The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. As a Solution Developer, Aicent shares Cisco’s strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction, has completed interoperability verification testing based on criteria set forth by Cisco, and can provide their customers 24 hour, 7 days a week customer support. With offerings such as Mobile Wi-Fi Roaming eXchange Service, customers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of their Cisco network. For more information on Mobile Wi-Fi Roaming eXchange Service interoperability with Next Generation Hotspot go to: (http://www.aicent.com/wifi_cisco.html).
Serving more than 3 billion mobile users around the world, Aicent, Inc. is a leading provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. To enable interoperability between Aicent customers and other networks, Aicent operates one of the world’s largest GPRS and 3G network eXchanges, connecting to over 160 operators, including nine of the world’s ten largest. Through extensive peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all GPRS/3G operators around the world. Aicent also operates integrated mobile messaging services, including one of the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging eXchanges, and offers other value-added services to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. For more information, visit www.aicent.com.
* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.
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