HCL Technologies launches WiFi management platform – HCL SMARTWiFi

HCL Technologies has announced the launch of a new WiFi management platform called HCL SMARTWiFi for communication service providers (CSPs) delivering WiFi services.

According to the Indian IT services company, HCL SMARTWiFi is a cloud-native, containerized platform that is highly scalable. The platform is said to permit large scale WiFi access point deployments.

It is said to offer a lesser total cost of ownership when compared with the conventional offering.

HCL Technologies said that HCL SMARTWiFi has a selection of access points from various WiFi access point manufacturers.

Built by the company’s industry software unit, HCL SMARTWiFi is said to provide integration with operation support and business support systems (OSS/BSS) network components for operational control as well as reporting.

Apart from that, HCL SMARTWiFi is claimed to simplify large scale rollouts with zero touch provisioning, while delivering advanced features for WiFi self-organizing network (SON), radio resource management (RRM), and analytics.

HCL Technologies launches WiFi management platform - HCL SMARTWiFi

HCL Technologies launches WiFi management platform – HCL SMARTWiFi. Photo courtesy of Mohit Agarwal/Wikipedia.org.

HCL Technologies said that it will also offer a suite of advanced services for integration and deployment to support the new WiFi management platform.

The Indian firm claimed that the platform’s vast capabilities enable CSPs to roll out managed WiFi solutions quickly, with the lowest TCO in the industry. Apart from conventional WiFi, the platform supports WiFi 6 and complements the launch of 5G networks.

HCL SMARTWiFi was developed in collaboration with Rakuten Mobile and is being deployed on the latter’s network across Japan.

Sukamal Banerjee — HCL Technologies industry software division CVP and Head said: “Our work with Rakuten Mobile highlights both our R&D capabilities, as well as our dedication towards innovation and support for the telecom industry.

“We have proven the technology and can offer Telco operators worldwide an extremely scalable and cost effective way to roll out WiFi services via our integrated product and service offering.”

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