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NTTBP appoints Clavister to secure its public WiFi network in Japan

Clavister
Wednesday 07 December 16

Clavister, a supplier of high-performance network security, today announced that NTTBP, the Japanese provider of carrier-grade, highly customized Wi-Fi services, has selected Clavister and its integrator partner MIRAIT to implement security on NTTBP’s extensive public Wi-Fi network which has over 220,000 access points across Japan. In Japan, Wi-Fi is recognized as an important infrastructure and one of the fundamental broadband networks, such as optical fiber internet access and LTE internet access…

Clavister, a supplier of high-performance network security, today announced that NTTBP, the Japanese provider of carrier-grade, highly customized Wi-Fi services, has selected Clavister and its integrator partner MIRAIT to implement security on NTTBP’s extensive public Wi-Fi network which has over 220,000 access points across Japan.

In Japan, Wi-Fi is recognized as an important infrastructure and one of the fundamental broadband networks, such as optical fiber internet access and LTE internet access. It has also evolved to become an essential social foundation providing not only LTE traffic offload, but also a range of value-added services for enterprise and public sectors over high quality WiFi.

Clavister will deliver its security solutions to ensure that NTTBP stays in control of its network, and to support the potential for new value-added services and revenue streams. The Clavister solution is highly scalable, and can be integrated quickly and effectively with the NTTBP network infrastructure. The security deployment will also support NTTBP’s network plans ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Japan is one of the top four global LTE markets, with over 90 million LTE subscriptions. LTE traffic has been rapidly growing, and further rapid growth is expected as more smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices connect to networks. NTTBP aims to offload LTE traffic to its high performance Wi-Fi networks to optimise LTE performance, and enhance subscribers’ mobile internet experience with fast Wi-Fi access.

“Due to the increasing LTE traffic load and the demand for efficient, secure, high quality Wi-Fi Services, it is important to work with a security supplier that can deliver a high-performance and scalable security solution. We are confident the Clavister solution implemented by MIRAIT will meet not only these demands across our growing network but also something we have seen in the market, which will be profitable service in security issue over free Wi-Fi. Clavister is the fastest company among candidates, that adapts the strategy of NTTBP” said Toshiya Masuzawa, Executive Manager, Senior Vice President, NTTBP.

Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister, said: “Working with our partner MIRAIT, we are enhancing NTTBP users’ mobile internet experience, giving them the fast Web access, performance and security they expect across the country. The solution relieves pressure on LTE networks in areas of dense population, while enabling seamless mobile browsing. It also supports roll-out of targeted, value-added services for subscribers. The scalability of our solution gives it the capability to secure country-wide Wi-Fi networks, enabling the provision of resources and public services to subscribers and tourists – the possibilities really are endless.”

“NTTBP has sole responsibility for the Wi-Fi business as one of the NTT Group companies, whose core business is telecoms and is one of the leading enterprise groups in Japan. NTT Group views cloud services as its core business for growth, and places great expectations on the Wi-Fi business as one of the key success factors. MIRAIT is fully aware that NTTBP in accordance with NTT Group companies’ strategy, plans to strengthen security in their Wi-Fi business. Clavister’s solution for operators offers a high level performance and security.” Says Shigeru Yanagisawa, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Solution Business Headquarter MIRAIT.

NTT Broadband Platform (NTTBP) is the Japanese provider of carrier grade Wi-Fi services and highly customized Wi-Fi services for transportation facilities, vehicles, convenience stores and local government. It also delivers high-density WiFi in stadiums and convention centers, and value added services, and is a group company of NTT Group, a leading company in the communications industry.


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