Spectranet has partnered with Aircel to offer high speed Internet access to Aircel customers on Wi-Fi. Spectranet Wi-Fi service can be accessed by Aircel subscribers on all kinds of Wi-Fi enabled devices including mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Aircel subscribers can access the Wi-Fi services by latching onto the “aircel_spectranet” SSID and following a simple two-step registration process.
Spectranet, as preferred partner of Aircel, will deploy and manage core as well as access service infrastructure for Wi-Fi services enabling seamless authentication solution for both post-paid and pre-paid subscribers. This service will enable seamless Internet access for Aircel subscribers across Aircel GSM/3G network and Spectranet Wi-Fi network.
Spectranet’s mobile data offload platform enables seamless traffic handover between GSM & WiFi networks. The system allows mobile smart phone users to be automatically logged in & out of Wi-Fi hotspots without having to enter username and password each time. The technology platform has been supplied by leading Indian OSS/BSS vendor Inventum Technologies which is also behind several other leading network deployments. It is notable that this is the first ever deployment of 2G & 3G mobile data offload to Wi-Fi within India.
Spectranet has deployed Wi-Fi network at over 1000 hot-spots across six metros Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad. Over the next five years Spectranet plans to invest Rs. 500 Crore to expand its services across 50,000 hot spots and over 5 million households.