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CCS Metnet Enables Seamless Central London Wi-Fi Roaming for AT&T

CCS is proud to be enabling a highly innovative deployment by next-generation wireless infrastructure-as-a-service provider Ontix and its partner GlobalReach Technology that is delivering seamless Wi-Fi roaming for AT&T's international mobile subscribers in Central London. The new ultra-fast Passpoint™ Wi-Fi network – backhauled by our Metnet 60G solution – is delivering automatic connection via SIM authentication in the capital’s iconic Trafalgar Square.

Launched in early 2020, the Ontix Wi-Fi service is the first in Central London to offer Passpoint™ connectivity, provided by GlobalReach Technology. A solution to mobile connectivity and capacity challenges in dense, inner-city areas, AT&T is pioneering the use of the service to provide automatic roaming through SIM authentication for its mobile customers. Using this innovative networking standard, overseas AT&T subscribers auto-attach to the Wi-Fi network using the operator’s Passpoint profile which has been installed onto their devices. The profile takes care of seamless user onboarding both onto the Wi-Fi roaming service and the Wi-Fi network and provides the benefit of free VoIP calls.

Installed on lampposts and street furniture assets with high-speed wireless backhaul from CCS, the outdoor Ontix Wi-Fi service has been successfully running alongside Ontix’s existing small cell wireless network since January, and is a key validation of Ontix’s hybrid Metrohaul architecture for both Wi-Fi and small cell backhaul in dense urban areas. The high-performance Wi-Fi service is fully available to the public and is set to be extended across Westminster during Q1 2021 under Ontix’s exclusive 10-year concession agreement with Westminster City Council, boosting connectivity in high-footfall retail areas.

You can read the full press release and case study at Ontix’s website.



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