Kuwait’s Wi-Fi provider in Hotspot 2.0 trial
Kuwait, May 13, 2014
Qualitynet, a leading fixed data communications and internet services provider in Kuwait, has announced the successful trial of its Hotspot 2.0 platform.
With over 350 locations across Kuwait, Qualitynet has positioned itself as the largest indoor Wi-Fi provider in the country, said the company in a statement.
The robust network is ready to deliver next generation technologies such as Hotspot 2.0, remarked Mustafa Al-Najjar, GM Network Services - Qualitynet.
“As the nation’s largest indoor Wi-Fi provider, introducing the latest in Hotspot technology is aligned with our mission to bring the best of globally available technology. Hotspot 2.0 is a solution that aims to help 3G/GSM service providers offer a greater experience to their customers, who in turn can enjoy uninterrupted Internet coverage across enabled locations,” he added.
Qualitynet said it has accomplished this in alliance with Aruba Networks.
Rabih Itani, the technical manager (Service Providers) Aruba Networks Middle East, said: "We are extremely happy with the results. Qualitynet has been investing in Aruba Networks Wi-Fi Hotspot solutions for years now and it is thrilling to prove that their investment is securely protected with the same Wi-Fi infrastructure components capable of delivering to the current requirements of Next Generation Hotspot (NGH)."
"The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s NGH program promises to deliver a public Wi-Fi experience that is as easy and secure as that experienced on cellular networks," he noted.
Hotspot 2.0 enables mobile devices to automatically discover and securely connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Similar to how cellular networks identify and switch to local networks when getting off an airplane just about anywhere in the world, Qfi - Qualitynet’s Wi-Fi network will help users experience seamless transition between indoor and outdoor coverage in public areas that are powered by this technology.
“Our Hotspot 2.0 powered Qfi network helps us partner with any Mobile Network Operator, whereby their users switch to our network automatically within coverage areas. Offloading their Internet traffic onto our Qfi Network will ease the traffic off their 3G/LTE infrastructure, which in turn will ultimately benefit the user” said Mustafa Al-Najjar.
“We have built not only the largest but the strongest network in the nation – and upon this resilient network we will offer the latest and greatest technological services,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service