AT&T furthers hotel WiFi presence with Superclick Networks acquisition

AT&T (NYSE: T) will soon have an even bigger stake in the hotel WiFi market when it completes its proposed $15 million acquisition of Montreal-based Superclick Networks.

Hoping to close the deal in Q4 2011, Superclick became a desirable target for Ma Bell because the company develops software that handles WiFi registration and manages wireless LAN data.

Running on small 1U or 2U servers for wireless and wireline-based networks, Superclick's Internet Management System (SIMS) is a Linux-based gateway product that provides real-time reporting, monitoring, analytics and management of an IT network environment, as well as individual customer billing for hotel-based wireless LAN networks.

Since being co-founded by Sandro Natale in 2001 SIMS has been installed in a number of the largest hotel chains, including the Fairmont, Marriott and Four Seasons.

While the announcement of the deal is new, it took over a year to finally come to fruition with Superclick's M&A committee rejecting AT&T's initial bid last November as being too low.

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