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Altran Empowers TEMs by Adding Hotspot 2.0 Software Framework and Product Lifecycle Services to its Offerings

East Brunswick, NJ – February 05, 2013 – The Altran Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced the addition of Hotspot 2.0 software framework and services to its field-proven communications software and solutions portfolio. The solution is available immediately.

As more smartphones with advanced capabilities are being introduced into the market, mobile operators are gradually transitioning from a mobile voice to a mobile data business model. Altran’s robust Hotspot 2.0 offering empowers telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) to monetize this industry shift by developing cutting-edge products at lower costs and decreasing time-to-market through a standards-compliant software framework. By creating solutions to support mobile operators in their strategy to offload traffic onto Wi-Fi hotspots with the same security, authentication and roaming features as with mobile networks, TEMs are in the position to help make Wi-Fi a carrier-grade technology.

“We have launched our Hotspot 2.0-compliant WLAN Switching Solution (WSS) at a time when Wi-Fi is becoming complementary to 3G and LTE as one of the cornerstone technologies in the mobile Internet revolution,” said Sridhar Raju, Assistant Vice President and Head of the Wireline Communications Practice at Altran. “This offering further underscores Altran’s commitment, to the technology and to our customers, towards cost-effectively co-creating cutting-edge next-generation networks.”

The WSS framework supports the Hotspot 2.0 capabilities for access points, including support for the Access Network Query Protocol (ASQP) and Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) Protocol. Additional key features of Altran’s Hotspot 2.0 implementation include:

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)-Enterprise and stronger authentication based on Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) to solve security and usability issues of hotspots
  • IEEE 802.11u standard-compliance
  • Standards-based service discovery
  • Better management and monetization of hotspots
  • Seamless Wi-Fi authentication and roaming for optimal end-user experience
  • Highly qualified domain expert support for WLAN silicon integration and testing for delivering the highest quality solution

About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in engineering and R&D services. The Group offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Infrastructure & Transportation, Industry & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductors & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance and the Public Sector. Altran generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with nearly 46,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.altran.com.

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For further information, contact:

Johnny Truong
Sonus PR for Altran Group
Tel: +1 415 830 4530
Email:
johnny.truong@sonuspr.com