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Aradial Extends MTN Rwanda Internet Network
Aradial Policy Controller Provides Metro Wi-Fi Connectivity to Kigali

  • Press Release: 07-01-2010

Toronto, Canada | [07/01/2010]: 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), today announced that leading cellular operator MTN Rwanda has deployed the Aradial AAA and Policy Control solution to provide Wi-Fi services to the city of Kigali.

Relying on Aradial’s AAA and billing for wide area Wi-Fi, the solution integrates with access controllers to manage Wi-Fi base stations. Aradial’s deployment operates with Ericsson’s intelligent network over MTN’s provisioning infrastructure to ensure zero charging leakages in the operator’s prepaid billing.

“We are very happy with this project,” said Ori Etkovitz, Aradial’s CEO. “The hotspot/Wi-Fi solution supports a walled garden portal for user login, bandwidth management, and real‑time network policy control, all driven by our 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.”

“As a leading communications provider, we are committed to providing our customers with reliable and affordable services,” said Mr. Rami Farah, CTO of MTN Rwanda. “The new solution will enable us to exercise full control over the usage of our hotspots very cost effectively, while improving our subscribers’ service experience”.

The Aradial solution incorporates an external and centralized Aradial Radius server that supports a range of hotspot controllers. It manages multiple wide area Wi-Fi base stations that use beam-forming technology to provide access to the city as well as to rural areas. It will allow the Rwandan operator to offer better Internet connectivity to its customers, increasing its profitability while eliminating the overhead associated with customer provisioning, authorization and accounting.

About Aradial Technologies

Aradial Technologies serves ISPs since 1997. Both entry-level and high-end service providers with millions of subscribers can easily integrate Aradial into their IT and network infrastructures. With more than 300 deployments in over 70 countries around the world, the suite can be installed on small and affordable hardware, on Windows, Linux or Solaris operating systems, and over a variety of databases. The company’s products open a new window of opportunities for ISPs, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, VoIP, and mobile operators. 

About MTN Rwanda

MTN is a global communications company and world-class cellular network, which is specifically focused on the Africa and the Middle East. MTN Rwanda was founded in 1998 and since then continues to expand its network, offer new and innovative packages and services, and keep up with the latest trends in communications while maintaining affordability. To learn more, please visit MTN Rwanda at .

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