Accuris Networks claims only Wi-Fi offload and roaming using mobile account credentials

January 16, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Accuris Networks claims that its Wi-Fi offload and roaming platform, AccuROAM is the only solution using SIM-based account credentials to enable smart phone and laptop users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, when roaming internationally.

It provides a secure authentication framework without the need to enter cumbersome usernames and passwords. AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy, and authentication. This technology is currently being used by AT&T Mobility.

“The AccuROAM platform gives subscribers automatic and secure access to Wi-Fi hotspots globally by using subscriber SIM credentials as the means of authentication. Accuris Networks is the only provider globally to provide this level of security and ease of access when connecting to Wi-Fi, ” stated Larry Quinn Chairman of Accuris Networks. “While we wait for Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint™ and Next Generation Hotspots (NGH) to give us the authentication and security we need, AccuROAM today gives us a seamless, secure Wi-Fi connection, without changing existing Wi-Fi networks already deployed around the world.”

Accuris Networks’ AccuROAM has both client and server capability to enable automatic authentication of users to Wi-Fi networks. It uses encrypted credentials from a users account in a similar way that authentication processes work when phone users roam to a new network. This provides the security demanded by all cellular carriers, delivering a much improved user experience compared to the current awkward methods associated with Wi-Fi access. It also gives operators the ability to control service access, manage the Wi-Fi offload connection and bill subscribers for Wi-Fi usage when roaming.