LOS GATOS, Calif. & BARUERI, Brazil--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brazilians visiting or vacationing in North America can now take advantage of seamless, secure connectivity to Wi-Fi networks when roaming in the United States and Canada thanks to a new multi-phase partnership between Wi-Fi offload and roaming innovator Accuris Networks (www.accuris-networks.com) and telecommunications service provider Linktel (www.linktelcorp.com).
In the United States alone, the number of visitors from Brazil increases every year, with over 1.5 million Brazilian travelers in 2011. Now any Linktel customer will be instantly connected to roaming Wi-Fi hotspots without cumbersome usernames or passwords. The enabling technology is the award-winning AccuROAM™offload and roaming platform from Accuris Networks.
Accuris Networks already provides American visitors travelling to Brazil with seamless, secure mobile phone connectivity to Wi-Fi networks throughout the country. (See release: Linktel and Accuris Networks Deliver Seamless Roaming at World Cup in Brazil). In the near future, the companies will also be delivering much-needed local Wi-Fi offload for key enterprises and ISPs in Brazil as well as in areas that experience network congestion such as malls and metro stations. In addition, Linktel is investing heavily in Wi-Fi networks so that it may offer offload solutions with Accuris Networks during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“Connecting to Wi-Fi networks will be a key driver for operators in 2015," said Jonas Trunk, CEO of Linktel. “Wi-Fi hotspots let us provide continuous services to customers as they travel the globe; they are able to stay connected to their phones without exorbitant roaming costs. Added to this, we can offer visitors to Brazil access to hotspots thanks to technology from Accuris Networks."
“This new cost-effective, easy-to-access Wi-Fi service from Linktel and Accuris Networks is timely given what has been called a 'boom' in Brazilian travelers to the United States, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission,” said Jeff Brown, CEO, Accuris Networks. “Accuris Networks is an innovator in interworking solutions for mobile carriers globally making it easy for carriers to connect users to Wi-Fi networks, enabling any Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of their 3G/4G networks for billing, policy and authentication."
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