Firetide Partners with Aptilo Networks to Deliver End-to-End Network Infrastructure and Subscriber Management for Wireless Broadband Providers


Guaranteed Interoperability Reduces Pain Points in Network Integration for Service Providers

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 30 - Firetide, a wireless mesh equipment vendor, and Aptilo Networks, developer of carrier-grade wireless service management platforms, today announced a technology partnership. Combined, Firetide wireless mesh infrastructure and Aptilo service management platform allows network operators to effectively deploy and provision their wireless infrastructure.

"This partnership is strategic for Firetide as we expand into the global service provider market," said Bo Larsson, CEO, Firetide. "Aptilo's complete and secure service management platforms complement Firetide's end-to-end infrastructure and offer an excellent choice for service providers deploying wireless broadband."

"We are seeing a global explosion in the demand for scalable Wi-Fi mesh solutions among municipalities, service providers, and enterprises," said Torbjorn Ward, CEO, Aptilo Networks. "The collaboration with Firetide is of strategic importance to us as we address customers need for a turnkey solution, and it will definitely extend our reach into this fast growing market."

The combined system solution is aimed at operators running multi-site networks, but is also offered as a managed service. The Aptilo product adds subscriber management, billing, access control and network monitoring. The solution saves the service providers time and resources that would normally be spent on integrating network infrastructure and subscriber management.

Firetide's wireless ecosystem includes HotPort nodes for mesh infrastructure, HotPoint access points for wireless access, HotView software for a complete management system, and HotView Controller for mesh and client mobility. Firetide wireless mesh network simultaneously supports voice, video and data and is ideal where traditional cabling is impractical or cost- prohibitive. Customers world-wide use Firetide mesh networks to provide broadband connectivity, deploy wireless video surveillance, and enhance municipal services with wireless accessibility.

About Firetide, Inc.
Firetide is the leading provider of multi-service mesh networks that enable concurrent video, voice, and data for municipal, public safety, and enterprise applications. Firetide HotPort mesh nodes and HotPoint access points provide a reliable high performance wireless infrastructure and access solution for video surveillance, Internet access, public safety networks, and temporary networks wherever rapid deployment, mobility, and ease of installation are required. The company's patented AutoMesh flow-based routing protocol optimizes network performance and capacity for high bandwidth and latency sensitive applications. Headquartered in Los Gatos, California, Firetide is a privately held company with worldwide product distribution. For more information, visit www.firetide.com/.

About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo offers a comprehensive wireless service management platform designed for service providers, enterprises and municipalities needing a rapidly deployable, scalable multiservice solution to easily manage data and voice services over Metro wireless, WiFi and WiMAX networks. From smaller initial installations up to large networks providing services to hundreds of thousands of users, Aptilo's cost efficient solution for wireless service management and delivery provides a rapid time to market while flexibly supporting future network and service expansion. Selected by premier technology partners Aptilo has become a global leader and the provider of choice enabling service providers, businesses and governments to rapidly manage and deliver highly secure voice and data services in public, semi- public and private wireless access zones in over 35 countries worldwide. Aptilo is a privately held company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with regional offices in Dallas, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more information, visit http://www.aptilo.com/.

Source: Firetide, Inc.

CONTACT: Ksenia Coffman of Firetide, Inc., kcoffman@firetide.com,
+1-408-317-8985; Dominic Ybarra of Edelman for Firetide, Inc.,
dominic.ybarra@edelman.com, +1-650-762-2960

Web site: www.firetide.com/
http://www.aptilo.com/

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