Qualitynet – Kuwait’s Largest Wi-Fi Provider Trials Hotspot 2.0

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Kuwait's largest indoor Wi-Fi providerQfi becomes the first in the nation to trial Hotspot 2.0 with Aruba Networks


KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, May 13, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Qualitynet, Kuwait’s No. 1 Total Solutions Provider has announced the successful trial of their Hotspot 2.0 platform.  With over 350 locations across Kuwait, Qualitynet has positioned itself as the largest indoor Wi-Fi provider in the country.  The robust network is ready to deliver next generation technologies such as Hotspot 2.0. 
 
Mr. Mustafa Al-Najjar, GM Network Services - Qualitynet, stated “As the nation’s largest indoor Wi-Fi provider, introducing the latest in Hotspot technology is aligned with our mission to bring the best of globally available technology. Hotspot 2.0 is a solution that aims to help 3G/GSM service providers offer a greater experience to their customers, who in turn can enjoy uninterrupted Internet coverage across enabled locations”.
 
Qualitynet has accomplished this in alliance with Aruba Networks. Mr. Rabih Itani, Technical Manager, Service Providers - Aruba Networks Middle East stated “We are extremely happy with the results. Qualitynet has been investing in Aruba Networks Wi-Fi Hotspot solutions for years now and it is thrilling to prove that their investment is securely protected with the same Wi-Fi infrastructure components capable of delivering to the current requirements of Next Generation Hotspot (NGH).
 
The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s NGH program promises to deliver a public Wi-Fi experience that is as easy and secure as that experienced on cellular networks. With protocols like Hotspot 2.0 IEEE802.11u, user roaming becomes seamless between different national and international Wi-Fi providers. Aruba Networks is an active member of the NGH program and Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 Task Force, and has been working on fitting its gear with Hotspot 2.0 requirements. Aruba Networks has already achieved Passpoint certification for both its mobility controllers and Instant Access Points and is now working on attesting them to phase 2 Certification.”
 
Hotspot 2.0 enables mobile devices to automatically discover and securely connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Similar to how cellular networks identify and switch to local networks when getting off an airplane just about anywhere in the world, Qfi - Qualitynet’s Wi-Fi network will help users experience seamless transition between indoor and outdoor coverage in public areas that are powered by this technology. “Our Hotspot 2.0 powered Qfi network helps us partner with any Mobile Network Operator, whereby their users switch to our network automatically within coverage areas. Offloading their Internet traffic onto our Qfi Network will ease the traffic off their 3G/LTE infrastructure, which in turn will ultimately benefit the user” said Mustafa Al-Najjar.
 
He added, “We have built not only the largest but the strongest network in the nation – and upon this resilient network we will offer the latest and greatest technological services”. He concluded by saying that Qualitynet will continue maintaining global standards in delivering cutting edge technology, maintaining its pioneering status in the industry.
 
About Qualitynet
Qualitynet was established in 1998 in response to a public offering by the Ministry of Communication, as part of their strategy to privatize Internet and data communication services within the State of Kuwait. In September 1998, Qualitynet launched its data communications infrastructure and Internet gateway, to provide Internet services and private data communications services. Qualitynet has always been innovative in leading the market by launching new concepts and services. The organization has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification and is the first company in Kuwait to be awarded with this recognition in the Internet and Data-com industry. We at Qualitynet have combined together the best people, the best systems and the best connections to create superior network infrastructure for superior and unmatched Internet and Data Communication Services that any service provider in Kuwait can offer. More information can be found at http://www.qualitynet.net/
 
For any further information, please contact Qualitynet’s PR office at 22902139 or follow their Social Media channels at Qualitynet_q8 (Twitter & Instagram), Qualitynetkwt (Youtube), Qualitynetkw (Facebook) and Qualitynet (LinkedIn & Google+) 


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