Airlink deploys fully secure WiFi at IIT Patna



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India’s premier Neutral Host Wireless Network Operator – Airlink – powers IIT Patna campus with DoT/TRAI compliant* WiFi network solution

Bangalore, Dec 23, 2009: Airlink becomes the first Wireless Network Solution provider to deploy a WiFi network at the newly built IIT Patna Campus. The network will facilitate access to fast and secure Wireless Broadband Internet to more than 600 students in hostels of India’s premier technology institution.

Airlink’s end-to-end, DoT/TRAI compliant* solution comprises of Network Design/Deployment, SMS-based User-Authentication, Bandwidth Management, Per-user Traffic Monitoring and 24/7 Support. CEO, Airlink, Paramjit Singh Puri, says, “It’s a privilege to be associated with IIT Patna. Airlink leads the Wireless Network market in the Education Campus segment, with other premier locations such as Vellore Institute of Technology, South India’s foremost technology institution.”

Ashok Singh, HOD, Computer Science, IIT, says, “Airlink’s solution meets our requirements of Security and Bandwidth Management. Its differentiators in security are its advanced features such as Network Monitoring, which helps in user-specific tracking of URLs. Such advanced security features prove indispensible for forensic exercises, in case of network breaches.”

*Airlink’s solution adheres to the security guidelines set by the Indian Ministry of IT & Communications, post the Mumbai Terror attacks in Nov 2008.

About Airlink

Airlink is a one stop solution provider for all your - WiFi, Wireless and Mobile devices - connectivity needs. Airlink’s mission is to enable breakthrough public and private wireless applications over an integrated network platform (provided as a managed service), which creates new business opportunities and operational efficiencies for its customers.  Airlink provides customized, turnkey, domain specific solutions for the following industries: Education, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, Enterprise, Realty and Telecom industries.

Airlink also provides best in class ‘Neutral Network Host Model” i.e. a platform of open neutral public hotspots all across India, which enables consumers and service providers direct access to each other across different technologies (WiFi, WiMax, Bluetooth), different devices (Laptops, Mobile phones) and different applications (Broadband access, Location based services, Advertising, Rich Content, IPTV).