Wednesday, March 10, 2010

IntelliNet Granted Patent for Mobile Data Offload

IntelliNet Technologies was granted a U.S. patent (number 7,650,428) related to Wi-Fi-based mobile data offload.


The new patent was included in the technology gained in the company's acquisition of Azaire Networks in 2008.


Specifically, the patent for Mobile Cellular Network Selection from Wireless LAN is fundamental to Wi-Fi data offload, as it enables wireless subscribers to select from multiple Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) when connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots such as hotels, airports or coffee shops. This allows the transparent establishment of data sessions to a Wi-Fi network using the subscriber's preferred carrier or roaming partner. A subscriber utilizing a smartphone or laptop with both a cellular and a Wi-Fi interface can seamlessly transfer a data session from the cellular network to the Wi-Fi network while maintaining the connection to the subscriber's network operator. This gives the subscriber simplified access to less congested data networks, while the data session is offloaded from the limited bandwidth of the mobile network.
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