This is the first announced project in a strategic partnership between Aviat Networks and Aptilo. Aviat Networks has selected Aptilo as the preferred WiMAX AAA and service control vendor for its BSNL WiMAX deployments.
Aviat Network's deployment with BSNL is the first commercial, urban mobile WiMAX 16e network in India, starting in the state of Kerala with a population of more than 35 million people in an area of 38,000 square kilometers. This mobile WiMAX rollout by BSNL will represent one of the largest deployments of this technology in the world and is expected to provide wireless broadband connectivity with speeds up to 7 Mbps.
Aviat Networks is using the Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Server(TM) together with the new Aptilo WiMAX Connector(TM) functionality, a plug-and-play solution that allows operators to deploy WiMAX while utilizing existing broadband OSS/BSS infrastructure that does not natively handle WiMAX.
The Aptilo WiMAX Connector dynamically maps the subscriber services described in the existing OSS/BSS into WiMAX 16e service flows required by the ASN gateway. It also allows BSNL to use their existing subscriber sign-up, provisioning, billing and other processes with the new WiMAX service, minimizing capital/operating expenses on new processes, training staff, and maintaining and operating new OSS/BSS equipment.
"Aptilo's solution helped us preserve BSNL's previous infrastructure investments by seamlessly integrating with our Wireless Services Gateway (WSG) and WiMAX CSN elements, thereby allowing us to roll out a full mobile WiMAX solution quickly and efficiently," said Raj Kumar, Vice President, Asia-Pac Sales and Service, Aviat Networks. "From our experience, Aptilo's innovative solutions help operators build business in today's changing telecommunications landscape."
Fast Time-to-Market, Time-to-Revenue The Aptilo WiMAX Connector provides operators with a simplified installation, for fast time-to-market and time-to-revenue. For BSNL, the WiMAX network in Kerala was the last installed yet the first to launch commercially -- this is due to the flexibility in the Aptilo WiMAX AAA+ Server and the WiMAX Connector's less intrusive integration with 3rd party vendors.
Additionally, BSNL can now use the same solution from Aviat Networks and Aptilo to expand to new WiMAX markets.