XLN – the UK’s leading provider of phone, broadband, energy and card processing services to more than 100,000 small businesses – has announced that its Wi-Fi service has passed the new milestone of 20,000 public hotspots in the UK.
Rapid expansion of the network has continued since launch in October 2016, driven by customer demand and growing end-user adoption.
From April 2017, XLN also announced support for Wi-Fi Roaming across its network. GlobalReach Technology and BSG Wireless have provided the infrastructure to make this rapid expansion possible; with XLN leveraging GlobalReach’s AAA RADIUS and captive portal management platform and BSG Wireless providing its industry-renowned ‘roaming hub’. The technology provides XLN with a carrier-grade, community Wi-Fi network to offer tiered services to business customers and guests.
Andreas Bartels, Head of Wi-Fi, XLN, said: “By leveraging our network scale and partner expertise we’ve gone from nowhere in October last year to running one of the biggest public Wi-Fi networks in the country. Adding dedicated Inbound Roaming features to the service only strengthens the proposition by making it even easier for our customers’ customers to connect.”
The Founder and CEO of XLN said: “It’s always been our ambition to do more than simply save small businesses money. We want to help them grow too – and XLN Wi-Fi is testament to that. It’s levelling the playing field for small businesses, and we’re very proud of that.”
Mark Williamson, CEO, GlobalReach said: “Our congratulations to XLN for supporting UK local businesses and reaching this milestone. It’s great to provide the technology enabling XLN to offer a high quality service and to see it growing fast. In October we put foundations in place to support multiple enhanced services and business opportunities. We’re pleased our platform has supported the first inbound roaming enhancement and look forward to more in the future.”
Richard Scott, CEO, BSG Wireless said: “We are delighted XLN has chosen BSG Wireless to provide Interconnection services for all of XLN’s network partners. We constantly strive to provide innovative products to help our customers meet their needs and grow revenues.”
XLN supplies phone, broadband, card processing, gas and electricity exclusively to small businesses all over the UK. Founded in 2002, it’s helped more than 250,000 small businesses to save a combined total of more than £1 billion on their utility bills.
Find out more at www.xln.co.uk
GlobalReach Technology is the Wi-Fi AAA and captive portal platform purpose-built for the world’s largest service providers, who use it to manage multiple, complex wireless services for their business customers.
Its software and cloud-based platform powers some of the world’s most complex Wi-Fi services, delivering billions of authentications a year. These include San Francisco, San Jose, New York, London, Sydney, Mexico and throughout Europe.
Find out more at www.globalreachtech.com
About BSG Wireless:
BSG Wireless is an innovative Wi-Fi solutions provider, delivering comprehensive solutions to carriers that want to build, manage, monetise and market their wireless services securely and efficiently.
For more than ten years, BSG Wireless has been providing services that range from connection and hotspot clients to network interconnection services including data and financial clearing. At BSG Wireless, we also help some of the world’s leading wireless operators manage their global wireless roaming footprint, location directories, payment gateway and credential issuance systems to ensure a reliable, secure and seamless customer experience.
Find out more at www.bsgwireless.com