Frontier Communications is targeting small- and medium-sized businesses with Frontier Simply Wi-Fi Secure, a managed service with security features launched today.
The service provides users with cloud-managed Wi-Fi access points which can support connected devices over a 3,500-square foot area. Additionally, users can add optional indoor cameras, which Frontier said can provide advanced insight into customer foot traffic and physical security.
Depending on the specific site requirements and expected usage, customers can select between the company’s light traffic and extreme traffic offerings. No long-term contracts are required. The service starts at $160/month for 1 access point and 40 simultaneous connections.The cost rises to $300/month for two access points with 80 simultaneous connections.
Technicians from the carrier will install and configure the service, which Frontier remotely manages in order to proactively monitor and fix security and network connectivity issues. The service also adds some marketing tools, allowing businesses to enlist branded Wi-Fi access splash pages, that will also create some analytic opportunities including customer visits, number of visitors, traffic patterns and dwell times.
“We are extremely excited about Frontier Simply Wi-Fi Secure,” said Daniel Peiretti, Frontier senior vice president of commercial product and marketing, in a prepared statement. “Our team trimmed nearly a year off the typical development cycle to create the first in a stream of managed B2B solutions, offering business-grade performance, security, reliability and bandwidth management. We want business owners to rest easy knowing Frontier Simply Wi-Fi Secure is proactively optimizing the performance, security, and reliability of the network, and in turn, helping business owners focus more on connecting with their customers and ultimately, growing their bottom line.”
Frontier said that the service is well-suited for restaurants, cafes and retails shops, as well as professional and personal care service providers.