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Aptilo Networks Wins Service Provider Wi-Fi Contract With Brazil’s Linktel

September 19, 2013

Linktel Operates the Largest Independent Network of Hotspots in Brazil

STOCKHOLM and SAO PAULO, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Brazilian telecommunications operator Linktel [http://www.linktelcorp.com ] has
deployed the Aptilo Service Management Platform
[http://www.aptilo.com/aptilo-service-management ](TM) (SMP) from Aptilo Networks. Aptilo
SMP provides a carrier-class Wi-Fi service to enable and manage mobile data services
across Linktel’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots.

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With more than 2,300 Wi-Fi access points, Linktel operates the largest independent
network of hotspots in Brazil. Linktel HotSpots can be found in different venues including
24 malls, 19 airports and a large number of beaches, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and
other outdoor areas.

Through Linktel’s vast portfolio of roaming agreements worldwide (including with 20+
tier 1 mobile operators), mobile subscribers can access the Linktel network from virtually
any corner of the globe.

The flexible Aptilo platform meets Linktel’s needs for rapid growth as the company
expands its venue footprint and adds more capacity to the network. It includes Aptilo’s
Business-to-Business (B2B) functions
[http://www.aptilo.com/carrier-class-wi-fi/B2B-functions ], authentication, portal and
charging features for a carrier-class Wi-Fi service.

With Aptilo, Linktel can easily offer customers innovative services such as
hierarchical accounts (e.g., family plans that can connect several devices to one Linktel
HotSpot account). Linktel can also offer different levels of services – for example, free
Wi-Fi access on beaches, tiered plans in airports, time-limited access in malls etc. -
with customized portals for each venue. Aptilo’s platform manages the service and user
access, and applies billing and charging solutions.

In the near future, Linktel plans to use the Aptilo platform to enable Wi-Fi
offloading [http://www.aptilo.com/mobile-data-offloading ].

“With Aptilo’s proven service provider Wi-Fi solution and their unique B2B support we
are confident that our Wi-Fi hotspot network can support our continued growth,” said Jonas
Trunk, President, Linktel Corporate. “Linktel is committed to providing customers with the
very best quality of service. The move to the Aptilo Service Management Platform is key to
that commitment.”

“Linktel’s Wi-Fi network is an important piece of infrastructure for Brazil. We are
thrilled to be working with them in delivering a truly carrier-class wireless experience
to customers,” said Paul Mikkelsen, COO, Aptilo Networks.

About Aptilo’s Hotspot 2.0 service provider Wi-Fi solution:


Aptilo Service Management Platform:


Visit Aptilo Networks at Futurecom in Rio, October 21-24, 2013 at booth A23.

About Linktel

Linktel is an operator that offers global telecommunications solutions in a practical
and effective way, providing fast and secure communications. Established 13 years ago as a
partner of Linktel Lightwave Inc., which specializes in the deployment of optical networks
in the West Coast of the United States. As member and participant of the Wi-Fi Alliance
and WiMAX Forum(R) communities, Linktel has a network that complies with parameters of
performance, safety and quality established and recognized on a worldwide basis, keeping
pace with the latest global technological trends. For more information about Linktel’s
technology, backbone, coverage, range of services or to consult our hotspot list in
Brazil, please visit http://www.linktelcorp.com.

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.

For more information please contact:

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

        Matheus Trunk, Public Relations Dept.
        Linktel Corporate
        P: +55-11-2197-7000



SOURCE Aptilo Networks & Linktel

Source: PR Newswire