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Aptilo and Stoke Collaborate in Seamless Wi-Fi Access for Mobile Broadband Carriers

February 25, 2013

New Offering Streamlines Integration Between Cellular and Wi-Fi Networks to Provide Effortless Mobile Access for Roaming Users

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Streamlining integration between mobile broadband and Wi-Fi networks, Aptilo Networks
[http://www.aptilo.com ] and Stoke have partnered to deliver an end-to-end solution
allowing cellular operators to provide a carrier-class Wi-Fi interworking service for
subscribers. Using the new solution that integrates the industry-leading routing and
identification capabilities of the Stoke Wi-Fi eXchange
[http://www.stoke.com/Products/wifi-exchange.asp ](TM) together with Aptilo’s award-winning
Wi-Fi Offload solution [http://www.aptilo.com/mobile-data-offloading/wifi-offload-3g-4g ],
operators are able to deploy a turnkey, carrier-class Wi-Fi access system with minimal

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“Wi-Fi offload can be a powerful revenue-generator, and can drive customer loyalty by
delivering a seamless, automatic Wi-Fi experience for end-users. Aptilo and Stoke together
provide an innovative way to overcome the barriers facing mobile operators wishing to
include Wi-Fi in their service strategies,” said Torbjorn Ward, CEO, Aptilo Networks.

The Aptilo-Stoke Solution

Mobile operators seeking to offer Wi-Fi options to their subscribers need to ensure
that their customers’ mobile experience is as effortless as possible, while opening the
service to the broadest range of devices and offering many different ways to access the
Wi-Fi network. Issues of user identification and authorization and the myriad access
mechanisms in Wi-Fi need to be implemented with the minimum of complexity in the operator
core, and offer a uniform user experience regardless of device type or access method.

        - The Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP), through Web portal or
          automatic SIM- based authentication, can identify a subscriber and assign traffic
          policies according to highly specific customer or network attributes. The Aptilo SMP
          can also mediate charging functions for these subscribers so that the user experience
          and billing are similar to that of the cellular network.
        - The Stoke Wi-Fi eXchange can link tens of thousands of Wi-Fi access points
          from different manufacturers to the operator core network, and can identify traffic at
          a high level of granularity to allow selective routing of user session traffic. This
          level of control enables operators to deliver different service classes, provide
          mobile network services to Wi-Fi users, and balance core network element and Internet
          backhaul resources.

Ensuring the interworking of these two platforms has enabled operators in Asia, North
America, and Europe to test highly integrated, differentiated offerings that allow
customers to consume Wi-Fi data in a user-friendly, mobile-centric way.

“In today’s world, a subscriber’s ability to access a Wi-Fi network is not only
defined by the availability of Wi-Fi, but also by the capabilities of the gateways that
terminate and route traffic,” said John Carvalho, VP of Wireless Architecture at Stoke.
“As the industry evolves, operators need new and different capabilities as they attempt to
satisfy users’ unending thirst for data consumption.”

The Aptilo-Stoke Wi-Fi offload solution is available for trial today.

About Aptilo Networks

Aptilo Networks is a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data services for
Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading. Aptilo’s carrier-class
solutions boast pre-integrated authentication, policy control and charging functions to
maximize functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing
systems. Aptilo’s solutions are currently in operation in more than 60 countries. For more
information, please visit http://www.aptilo.com.

About Stoke, Inc.

Stoke provides market-proven mobile gateway solutions to the broadband network
industry. Our products have been chosen by Tier 1 mobile network operators for technical
excellence and high quality manufacturing and we partner with leading industry equipment
providers and systems integrators to provide key elements of their solutions. Stoke is the
industry leader in deployed LTE security gateways and a leader in the creation of
innovative Wi-Fi solutions. More information about Stoke and the W-Fi eXchange is
available at http://www.stoke.com.

        Media Contacts:

        Mary McEvoy Carroll for Stoke, Inc.
        P: +1-408-691-4283

        Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
        Aptilo Networks AB
        c/o Call Communications
        P: +1-917-414-9262



SOURCE Aptilo Networks

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