07 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), has announced its new Universal Wifi Access solution.
The new offering allows mobile network operators to quickly
offer access across the Deutsche Telekom Wifi footprint
including in-flight Wifi, without the need for their own Wifi
"Deutsche Telekom created this pure wholesale solution
following a rapid innovation cycle by precisely addressing
customer demands. Service providers interested in offering easy
access to the Telekom in-flight services will benefit from this
true plug-and-play service, without the need for a RADIUS
server or other Wifi-specific infrastructure. They can launch
fast and simple Wifi roaming and focus on what they do best:
provide seamless internet access to their subscribers even when
they are aboard an airplane," said Francesco Votta, senior
product manager at ICSS.
Service providers can incorporate any customer-facing online
platform, such as a website or a virtual assistant application,
to interact with the user and easily generate credentials to
access the Deutsche Telekom footprint.
The Universal Wifi Access solution offers a personalized,
efficient experience. After accredited credentials have been
uploaded to the DT authorization server, users retrieve their
access codes or credentials directly on their
The service also incorporates fraud protection, as
consumption, as well as the number of sessions and devices for
each digital credential, can be controlled.
The solution will also enable service providers to deliver
access to Deutsche Telekom’s European in-flight
footprint, including to the European Aviation Network (EAN)
later this year. EAN is a unique solution providing
high-performance broadband Wifi on airplanes above Europe. EAN
combines S-band satellite technology from Inmarsat with a
LTE-based ground network supplied by Deutsche Telekom.