WeRoam collaborates with Spotigo for smart client testing

(PresseBox) (Berne, ) Comfone announces that together with Spotigo, they have successfully terminated WISPr compatibility testing for Spotigo’s Wi-Fi smart client on WeRoam’s aggregated public hotspot network.

Tests were performed at Comfone’s Wi-Fi test laboratories in Bern Switzerland by Spotigo’s technical staff in close collaboration with Comfone’s specialists for public Wi-Fi roaming. As a result of these efforts Spotigo was able to extend the WISPr interoperability of its software to the WeRoam network and thus simplifying the end-user experience when connecting to foreign access points. All tests could be carried out in a very efficient manner, thanks to the high concentration of hotspots from dozens of WISP’s from around the world in one physical location at Comfone’s premises.
“It was our intention from the beginning to build up and open our test hotspot facility to third party suppliers and software developers” says Toni Stadelmann, Vice Chairman of Comfone, “thus we are very satisfied to have been able to support Spotigo improving their software. Eventually a uniform login experience at hotspots around the world is beneficial to all involved business partners.”

“Spotigo is happy to announce that our market leading WISPr smart client is now also supporting the WeRoam network, an important aggregator for public hotspots. Our software makes it easier for network operators to bind and acquire Wi-Fi users by making Wi-Fi usage as simple and convenient as possible. We are convinced that simplifying the connection process for the end-user will increase the use of public hotspots.” says Daniel Pruemers, Managing Director of Spotigo,

About WISPr: Since it is difficult for a single service provider to build an infrastructure that offers global access to its subscribers, roaming between service providers is encouraged by the Wi-Fi Alliance with the WISPr protocol. WISPr is a set of recommendations approved by the alliance which facilitate inter-network and inter-operator roaming of Wi-Fi users.

About Comfone’s test facility
Comfone has worked closely with a number of software vendors and service provider customers across both mobile & fixed line markets, to help provide stability around their implementation of the WISPr standard within their respective smart client infrastructure. By providing an easily accessible test facility on either a physical or remote basis, Comfone allows software vendors and service providers the ability to thoroughly test software across nearly 30 wireless networks currently live on the WeRoam partner network.

About WeRoam
WeRoam is a trademark of Swiss company Comfone AG. Comfone provides roaming services to over 300 operators in 125 countries worldwide. Its services portfolio includes signalling, data, clearing, hubbing and convergence services.
WeRoam specialises in wholesale mobility management and roaming solutions for the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector. Its patented open roaming platform connects to nearly 60 WISPs and offers an aggregated footprint of more than 35.000 hotspots. Key solutions found in GSM technology have been adopted to make up the WeRoam service. This positions WeRoam as the only open roaming platform supporting username/password and SIM based authentication for WLAN Roaming. All solutions easily integrate with existing products of Internet, Enterprise, GSM and VoIP service providers.
Learn more about WeRoam at www.weroam.com

About Spotigo
Spotigo started operations in the beginning of 2005 and is today one of the leading software- and services company to provide innovative technology to mobile broadband operators. In 2006 the High-Tech Gründerfonds decided to invest in Spotigo. Spotigo distributes a platform independent Wifi SmartClient, a software solution that enables internet users to find and log on to Wifi Hotspots automatically. Spotigo also manages a Wifi Positioning Platform through which Service Providers are able to provide Location Based Services, even indoor, and independently from any GPS-hardware or GSM-operators. Furthermore Spotigo manages the largest search-service for Wifi Access Points with over 230.000 listed Hotspots worldwide.
For further information please visit www.spotigo.com.

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