Irish wireless broadband firm joins US body WISPA

16 Sep 2011

A Cork wireless broadband company has joined the US Wireless Internet Services Providers Association (WISPA) as it continues to consolidate its presence in the US.

The move reinforces Azotel’s long-standing relationship with wireless broadband operators across the US. Through a long-standing distribution agreement with Solutions4ebiz, Azotel continues to expand its position and market share in the US.

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association is a non-profit association of more than 400 wireless internet service providers (WISPs), consultants and others committed to supporting the provision of wireless broadband services.

The crucial role of WISPs today

WISPs today serve more than 2m people, many of whom have little or no choice in broadband providers.

Azotel’s SIMPLer Operating Support System (OSS) is a full-featured service provider management platform, used to manage single or multiple ISP businesses from a single portal in four continents and 22 countries around the globe.

Features include auto provisioning of radio equipment, customer portal with automated sign-up, monthly billing and credit card processing, technical support trouble tickets, installation scheduling, inventory management, sales promotions, management reports and more.

“SIMPLer is the operational backbone of over 80 wireless internet service providers in North America, and by joining WISPA we believe we can foster stronger and more lasting relationships with all WISPA members,” said Lawrence Mulligan, COO of Azotel.

Azotel Technologies will be participating at the upcoming WISPAPALOOZA conference being held by WISPA in Las Vegas, the week of 10 October.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years