Emirates Data Clearing House launches First GSM-Architecture based Wi-Fi Hub

September 21, 2015 10:12 am

Nassir Salim, General Manager of EDCH.

Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH), the region’s largest mobile services Data Clearing House provider, announced a partnership with Accuris Networks to launch the region’s first WRiX-capable (Wireless Roaming Intermediary Exchange) Wi-Fi Hub for International Wi-Fi roaming and domestic mobile data offload services.

Service providers worldwide are adding Wi-Fi access to their roaming packages to enhance user experience and lower costs for subscribers as they travel globally.

By adding a Wi-Fi Roaming Hub, EDCH will be able to offer its service provider customers a seamless and cost-effective method to access global Wi-Fi connectivity.

The EDCH Wi-Fi Hub, built on Accuris Networks’ AccuROAM Platform, addresses key issues faced by service providers in delivering Wi-Fi roaming services, such as the time-intensive process of identifying Wi-Fi providers, negotiation of terms, and implementation of Wi-Fi services. Crucially, the solution also provides a GSM-architecture-based Wi-Fi service using seamless SIM-based authentication, largest range of user equipment & multi-vendor Wi-Fi network support, carrier wholesale rates, and GSM-based clearing & settlement. This facilitates quick service provider setup, swift service delivery, and a simplified user experience.

“Offering the Hub in this region and connectivity to other Wi-Fi Hubs in other regions will allow EDCH to extend our footprint towards true seamless and cost-effective global Wi-Fi connectivity”, said Nassir Salim, General Manager of EDCH. “We chose to build our Wi-Fi Roaming service on Accuris Networks’ Platform to benefit from the company’s deep industry knowledge and connection.

“EDCH is the regional leader in providing innovative cloud-based solutions for more than 50 carriers. This partnership is strategic to Accuris Networks towards delivering regional Wi-Fi service using our globally proven solution architecture and carrier-grade service characteristics”, said Jeff Brown, CEO of Accuris Networks.

“In using the AccuROAM Platform, EDCH extends our growing number of service providers taking advantage of a worldwide operator-based Wi-Fi roaming network.”

The signing of this partnership took place at the Telecom World’s Middle East event, which is being held on September 14-15 in Ritz Carlton, Dubai.


AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
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