Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, today announced its new Universal Wi-Fi Access solution. It allows Mobile Network Operators to quickly offer access across the Deutsche Telekom Wi-Fi footprint including In-flight Wi-Fi, without the need for their own Wi-Fi platform.
Service providers can incorporate any customer-facing online platform, such as a website or a virtual assistant application, to interact with the user and easily generate credentials to access the Deutsche Telekom footprint.
The Universal Wi-Fi Access solution offers a personalized, efficient experience. After accredited credentials have been uploaded to the DT authorization server, users retrieve their access codes or credentials directly on their devices. The service also incorporates fraud protection, as consumption, as well as the number of sessions and devices for each digital credential, can be controlled.
Francesco Votta, Senior Product Manager at Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions, said: “Deutsche Telekom created this pure wholesale solution following a rapid innovation cycle by precisely addressing customer demands. Service providers interested in offering easy access to the Telekom In-flight services will benefit from this true plug-and-play service, without the need for a RADIUS server or other Wi-Fi-specific infrastructure. They can launch fast and simple Wi-Fi roaming and focus on what they do best: provide seamless internet access to their subscribers even when they are aboard an airplane.”
The solution will also enable service providers to deliver access to Deutsche Telekom’s European Inflight footprint, including to the European Aviation Network (EAN) later this year. EAN is a unique solution providing high-performance broadband Wi-Fi on airplanes above Europe. EAN combines state-of-the-art S-band satellite technology from Inmarsat with a complementary LTE-based ground network built and managed by Deutsche Telekom.