HiTel Italia S.p.A. is entering an OEM partnership with New Zealand-based RoamAD. RoamAD is a supplier of carrier grade wireless software for citywide Wi-Fi networks, and will work with HiTel the demand for metro Wi-Fi mesh solutions in the European market.
HiTel is already selling RoamAD-based metro Wi-Fi systems specifically for the European market. HiTel expects to be able to announce its first metro Wi-Fi deployment in Europe within the month.
"European demand for city-wide Wi-Fi is about to explode," said Patrick Scarlata, Managing Director, HiTel. "We are working on projects to provide Wi-Fi services for public transportation systems, small communities, and inner city commercial and residential districts," he added.
Commenting on the growing presence of metro Wi-Fi in Europe, Mr. Scarlata said, "As European carriers and ISPs are developing a better understanding of the capabilities of large-scale Wi-Fi networks, they are increasingly demanding mobile VoIP/VoWiFi as well as mobile data as core requirements on their networks. We are therefore pleased to be partnering with RoamAD, the leader in mobile Wi-Fi network technology."