MetTel has added the ADTRAN Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN) solution to its managed services portfolio.
With the vWLAN solution as the foundation of its managed Wi-Fi service, MetTel is extending other service offerings over the platform’s access points (APs) to gain more granular control of service quality.
MetTel said that it has seen a noticeable increase in demand for managed and hosted Wi-Fi service, especially in the retail and healthcare verticals, where more and more daily business transactions and customer interactions are going mobile. MetTel and its distribution partners can package the ADTRAN offering with other data, mobility and telecom applications to develop tailored packages.
“As a leading provider of customized, integrated and managed communications solutions for enterprise customers, MetTel is keenly aware of the role Wi-Fi will play as a technology enabler to higher level applications as well as a business enabler via real-time user information in retail environments,” said Ed Fox, vice president of network services at MetTel. “Many of MetTel’s customers have multiple locations and don’t have the staff and/or time for continuous network maintenance and monitoring across disparate systems, particularly as their internal business units are pressing the IT departments for analytic applications that provide actionable business and customer insights. Every installation is unique, and ADTRAN’s solution provides the flexibility and scalability needed to ensure we’re able to modify and optimize on the fly to quickly meet each customer’s needs. We are particularly impressed with the plug and play nature of the access points so that customers are up and running in no time.”