July 16, 2008

City of Lompoc Selects Aptilo to Provide Next Generation of Wi-Fi Service

Aptilo Networks, a provider of integrated solutions for service management for wireless networks, has announced that the municipal Wi-Fi network in the City of Lompoc, California has achieved commercial success with a growing number of subscribers, using technology from Aptilo.

The company said, the City has replaced their existing service management system with the Aptilo Service Management Platform, which enables and manages Wi-Fi access and provides service control.

The move to the Aptilo platform allows Lompoc to provide superior service availability and high broadband speeds to all of its 42,000 residents. It also allows Lompoc to expand the capability of the muni Wi-Fi service to an unlimited number of subscribers.

The improved service is helping Lompoc accommodate an increasing demand for the citywide Wi-Fi network - called LompocNet - which is available to residents as a lower cost alternative to other paid broadband access. The previous solution had limited the number of possible subscribers and was not able to accommodate the rapid growth in LompocNet users.

LompocNet covers the entire City of Lompoc, a footprint of 7.5 square miles, using a wireless mesh network of 209 nodes from Tropos Networks.

The City of Lompoc will use Aptilo's solution via the company's software-as-a-service option, the Aptilo Managed Service. With this hosted solution, Aptilo operates the wireless broadband service from one of Aptilo's Network Operation Centers (NOCs).