IRON MOUNTAIN — CCI Systems, the Iron Mountain-based communications network provider, announced a community Wi-Fi partner for North American service providers — London, England-based GlobalReach Technology.
CCI will use GlobalReach’s AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) and Hotspot 2.0 systems for WiFi, while CCI provides design, installation, configuration and operational support.
“The partnership between CCI and GlobalReach creates a true end-to-end Wi-Fi solution,” said CCI CTO Matt Reath. “We’ll deliver seamless authentication, Wi-Fi offload, monetization opportunities and analytics and intelligence to make the best business decisions. We are enabling the next generation of mobile communications throughout North America.”
Added Mark Williamson, CEO of GlobalReach Technology: “We’re proud to have won our stripes in North America with successful deployments in California and New York City. Our technology is distinct in creating and managing multiple, converged services at scale. Partnering with CCI, we’re delighted to take such a strong proposition to North American service providers.”
With more than 60 years experience, CCI provides design, construction, integration and support to the cable, telephone and hospitality industries. Its Wi-Fi engineers hold wireless specializations including Cisco’s CCNA wireless certification, and CCI was recently awarded the Cisco Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures award in recognition for its service provider innovation.
CCI deploys networks at scale. Its recent deployment for a small South Dakota telco at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally used Cisco Universal Wi-Fi technologies to connect hundreds of thousands of attendees at entertainment venues, restaurants, campgrounds and public areas.
Founded in the UK in 2009, GlobalReach is an award-winning Wi-Fi platform built on proprietary software. Used to create, configure and manage any Wi-Fi and AAA system, its technology is used by international wireless service providers. GlobalReach delivers billions of authentications for customers including BT, Level 3, Virgin Media and Vodafone.
The two companies will be at the WiFiNow USA conference April 19-21 in Washington, D.C.