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MTN Rwanda extends Wi-Fi network to Kigali

January 7, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

MTN Rwanda has deployed Aradia’s Policy Control solution to provide Wi-Fi services to the city of Kigali, announced today Aradial, a global provider of AAA, billing, user management and policy control solutions for IP service providers, including Wi-Fi, WiMAX, wireline Internet, VoIP, IPTV and mobile data.

The partnership will translate in better management of Wi-Fi base stations, benefiting from Aradial’s use of Ericsson’s network over MTN’s infrastructure. The stations will be supported by an external and centralized Aradial Radius server, covering a wide area to provide access in the city of Kigali, but also in rural areas.

“The hotspot/Wi-Fi solution supports a walled garden portal for user login, bandwidth management, and real-time network policy control, all driven by a powerful business control engine. This breadth of functionality will further enable the African operator to implement volume, time and expiration enforcement and to extend its current offering to current and future subscribers”, explained Ori Etkovitz, Aradial’s CEO.

Rami Farah, CTO of MTN Rwanda, agreed that the new solution is the answer to better, cost-effective and enhanced usage of Wi-Fi hotspots, improving subscribers’ experience.

Aradial Technologies serves ISPs since 1997, with both entry-level and high-end service providers with millions of subscribers integrating Aradial into their IT and network infrastructures. The company performed more than 300 deployments in over 70 countries around the world.

MTN is a global communications company and cellular network, specifically focused on the Africa and the Middle East. MTN Rwanda was founded in 1998 and continues to expand its network by offering affordable and innovative packages and services to its users.

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