Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT Group) has signed an agreement with Fon for the delivery of Wi-Fi connectivity and roaming services to its subscribers.
The operator is the country’s national ICT solutions company and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in the market. In addition to choosing Fontech’s Carrier Wi-Fi Solution to deliver seamless Wi-Fi access locally, SLT Group has signed a roaming agreement with Fon to grant their users international access to Wi-Fi in over 21 million locations globally.
Dileepa Wijesundera, CEO of SLT Group commented, “Not only will Fontech’s technology complement our existing services in Sri Lanka through delivering seamless Wi-Fi outside of the home, but we are also delighted to offer our customers the convenience of being able to access millions of Fon hotspots globally.”
Thanks to the flexibility of Fontech’s cutting-edge, vendor-agnostic Carrier Wi-Fi Solution, SLT Group will be integrating Fontech technology into more than six router models equipped with FTTH, ADSL and LTE technologies. SLT Group will provide customers with several different access alternatives, including captive portal, WISPr seamless connectivity, and EAP. The service is currently being deployed and integrated, and will be launched in Q1 2018, targeting hundreds of thousands of CPEs.
This partnership marks an important milestone for Fon, supporting the rapid expansion of its footprint across Asia during 2017. The company has recently added almost 800,000 premium locations in Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and China. Fon has signed roaming agreements with major operators such as Telekom Malaysia, Korea Telecom, and Softbank to expand its global network to almost three million hotspots in the Asia-Pacific region.
“While Fon continues to specialise in the aggregation of WiFi networks, ensuring that the world’s largest community network continues to grow, Fontech is dedicated to developing the technology that operates the service,” said Alex Puregger, CEO of Fon.