Showing posts with label WiFi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WiFi. Show all posts

Monday, February 11, 2019

Amazon to acquire eero for home Wi-Fi

Amazon agreed to acquire eero, a start-up offering a home mesh WiFi system. Financial terms were not disclosed.

eero, which was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, uses an access point with multiple beacon devices to fully cover a home with Wi-Fi.  eero has 4.6-star product rating on Amazon.com.

The main eero device employs tri-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz, and 5.8GHz wireless, 2x2 MU-MIMO, beamforming, and supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. On board is a 700 MHz quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, and 4GB flash storage. The beacons use dual-band WiFi radios, simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless, 2x2 MU-MIMO, beamforming, and also support IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”

“From the beginning, eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of eero. “We started with WiFi because it’s the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family, we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring eero systems to more customers around the globe.”

eero was funded by funded by First Round Capital, Shasta Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Playground Global.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wi-Fi 6 certification program coming in Q3 2019

The Wi-Fi Alliance will launch a "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6" program  in 3Q19 to ensure devices based on IEEE 802.11ax technology meet industry agreed standards for interoperability and security.

Wi-Fi 6 benefits include higher data rates, increased network capacity, improved performance in congested environments, and improved power efficiency:

  • Uplink and downlink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA): increases network efficiency and lowers latency for high demand environments
  • Multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO): allows more data to be transferred at once and enables an access point to transmit to a larger number of concurrent clients at once
  • Transmit beamforming: enables higher data rates at a given range resulting in greater network capacity
  • 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode (1024-QAM): increases throughput in Wi-Fi devices by encoding more data in the same amount of spectrum
  • Target wake time (TWT): significantly improves battery life in Wi-Fi devices, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices

“Wi-Fi 6 delivers features to satisfy users’ evolving connectivity needs and to enable more efficiency in the expanding places where users rely on Wi-Fi,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 continues a nearly 20-year history of providing standards-based, interoperability testing to ensure Wi-Fi devices meet expectations for quality and interoperability.”

https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-certified-6

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ADTRAN intros cloud-managed WiFi solution for service providers

ADTRAN introduced a cloud-managed Wi-Fi solution that enables service providers to enter the large, underserved small business market.

Cloud-managed Wi-Fi services have been one of the fastest growing segments for enterprise cloud.

ADTRAN’s enterprise Wi-Fi offering includes the following:

  • 100% cloud-managed IT: No required subscriptions or licenses. No installation or management of on-premises controller or software.
  • Zero Touch AP Provisioning: APs automatically discover the cloud and download firmware configuration.
  • Zero-IT Setup: Fully functional employee and guest network in five minutes or less with just a few wizard-driven key strokes and mouse clicks.
  • Powerful enterprise-class APs: Efficient pricing at 75% lower than typical enterprise-class APs and licenses.
  • A “just right” feature set: Focused on robust enterprise connectivity and security with seamless upgrades to ADTRAN advanced features and flexible deployment options
  • Machine learning-powered Wi-Fi: Self-optimizing and healing technology that includes DynamicRF for automatically adjusting optimal radio settings, DynamicSteering for automatically steering clients to the best AP or radio within an AP; and DynamicMulticast,  whichprevents multicast traffic typically sent at low data rates from impacting overall performance by learning about traffic patterns and automatically adjusting optimal multicast settings.
  • Interactive support community: Optional upgrades to enhanced support
  • Every AP is a starting point: Scale from a handful of APs to thousands across multiple locations and customers

“Subscribers are increasingly judging the quality of their internet experience based on the quality of their Wi-Fi,” ADTRAN Manager of Wi-Fi Technology and Strategy Ken Fernandes said. “ADTRAN’s new enterprise-class Wi-Fi allows service providers to help their cost-conscious micro and small business customers by simply bundling ADTRAN APs, while reducing costs and complexity. Service providers can now upsell and seamlessly upgrade their subscribers to enhanced services and features, further increasing ARPU.”

Thursday, July 13, 2017

O2 Picks Cisco for free Wi-Fi in the City of London

O2 has selected Cisco to roll-out free, public access Wi-Fi in the City of London, replacing the current service currently provided by The Cloud. Activation is expected this autumn. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cisco will deploy its Aironet 1560 Series outdoor access point technology to offer internet connectivity to more than 400,000 people working in the Square Mile.

Cornerstone Telecommunication Infrastructure (CTIL) and the City of London Corporation are overseeing the project.

"Continued investment in infrastructure is essential to maintain the UK's reputation as a digital leader and we needed a partner that would be able to provide cutting-edge technology to help us realise this. We're pleased to be working with Cisco to support this initiative using its robust, speedy and seamless technology to create a Wi-Fi network and enable the capital to help retain its position as a leading global centre" said Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, O2.

http://www.cisco.com

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Another Networking Idea from Stanford: HitchHike Ultra-Low-Energy Radios

A research team as Stanford University led by Sachin Katti, an associate professor of electrical engineering and of computer science, is developing a tiny, ultra-low-energy wireless radio.

The HitchHike radio promises to be able to transmit at 300kbps at a range of 50m.  The innovation is that it is able to transmit using just micro-watts of energy by hitch hiking on radio signals, including existing WiFi. The low-power could enable the devices to operate or a decade or longer using existing batteries, or devices might harvest power from existing wireless waves.

http://news.stanford.edu/2016/11/16/miniature-wifi-device-developed-supplies-missing-link-internet-things

Sunday, November 27, 2016

fon: What's Next for Carrier WiFi?

What's next for Carrier WiFi? fon, which operates a global WiFi network that provides access to millions of hotspots, expects that Carrier WiFi will satisfy a number of new use cases including IoT, says Enrique Farfán, Ph.D., COO of Fon Solutions.

See video: https://youtu.be/3w8GyCCWkMM



Monday, July 11, 2016

CenturyLink Launches Location-Based Analytics

CenturyLink introduced Location-Based Analytics, a mobile engagement, analytics and marketing solution for owners and operators of spaces and places where customers congregate.
CenturyLink Location-Based Analytics is anchored by the CenturyLink Managed Wi-Fi solution that features high-capacity Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi access points and security appliances for delivering fast data connection speeds and reliable coverage for equipment sensors and visitors' mobile devices.

CenturyLink said its fully managed solution can garner relevant customer demographic and location data and then apply analytics capabilities to discern business insights, and social engagement and marketing tools for businesses to act upon data findings in real-time.

"Location-Based Analytics from CenturyLink empowers owners and operators of venues and spaces – such as amusement parks, college campuses, retail destinations and transportation hubs – to make deeper emotional connections with individual customers in real-time," said Troy Trenchard, vice president, product management, CenturyLink.

http://www.centurylink.com

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Faster Wi-Fi Wave 2 Approaches

The Wi-Fi Alliance is expanding its certification program to include "wave 2" features, including:

MU-MIMO: Networks with MU-MIMO are capable of multitasking by sending data to multiple devices at once rather than one-at-a-time, improving overall network efficiency and throughput
160 MHz channels: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac increases the maximum channel bandwidth from 80 MHz channels to 160 MHz channels, potentially doubling transmission speeds
Four spatial streams: Device speeds are proportional to the number of spatial streams. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac now includes support for four spatial streams, up from three spatial streams.
Extended 5 GHz channel support: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac encourages device support for a greater number of available channels in 5 GHz. Support for additional channels makes more efficient use of available spectrum and reduces interference and congestion by minimizing the number of networks operating on overlapping channels.

“In today’s world, people have more Wi-Fi devices per person and per household, and those devices require significantly more bandwidth,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi Alliance updated the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac program to meet increasing user demands and to stay ahead of emerging applications, while preserving interoperability.”

The first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac products to support new features and which comprise the test bed for interoperability certification are:

  • Broadcom BCM94709R4366AC
  • Marvell Avastar 88W8964
  • MediaTek MT7615 AP Reference Design and MT6632 STA Reference Design
  • Qualcomm IPQ8065 802.11ac 4-stream Dual-band, Dual-concurrent Router
  • Quantenna QSR1000 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Chipset Family


http://www.wi-ficertifiedac.com

Xirrus Announces Cloud-Managed Wave 2 Portfolio

Xirrus announced new four-and eight-radio high density 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points (APs), which the company says can deliver up to eight times the Wave 2 capacity per AP compared to competitive solutions.

The new four radio XD4 and eight radio XR high density Wave 2 solutions were built specifically for enterprises, educational institutions and large public venues face. Key features:

  • Full spectrum of Wave 2 Wi-Fi features on four and eight Wave 2 radios per AP, each capable of up to 3.47 Gbps (3x faster than Wave 1) and four-stream multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) compared to three-stream MU-MIMO supported by other solutions
  • Enables migration to Wave 2 over time by working with existing and new Wi-Fi clients
  • Provides software-defined radios that empower one-click upgrades for migration to a 100 percent Wave 2 network at the most appropriate time
  • Cloud-based or on-premise Xirrus Management System (XMS) offer zero-touch software provisioning and EasyPass access control
  • Four and eight radio Xirrus high density APs reduce the quantity of APs required to deliver needed capacity. Integrated controllers in each AP eliminate cost and complexity that centralized controllers associated with competitive APs and significantly reduce overall network equipment and deployment cost. 


“Xirrus offers the fastest Wi-Fi on the planet with the broadest and most flexible portfolio of Wave 2 products available on the market,” said Bruce Miller, VP of product marketing, Xirrus. “Many Wi-Fi vendors offer Wave 2, but none offer the full spectrum of features and speed available with the latest standard. Xirrus Wave 2 solutions provide the greatest flexibility, density and adaptivity at the lowest cost in the industry.  

https://www.xirrus.com/wave2/

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ericsson Develops Wi-Fi on Wheels for Comcast

Ericsson has packed six Wi-Fi access points into a Ford Transit 350 cargo van for what it calls "Wi-Fi on Wheels."

The mobile Wi-Fi unit, which has an range of about 500 feet, could provid coverage to as many as 2,500 people. It was developed in conjunction with Comcast.

The van is equipped for multiple network access connections, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) microwave backhaul, and onboard backup power and modular deployment elements.

"Driving innovation means not only bringing the best technology, but also enabling it to be used in new ways,” explains Angel Ruiz, President and CEO of Ericsson North America. "This new rapid deployment solution will mean fast dispatch and hassle-free setup for Comcast, so they can bring coverage to new hard-to-reach locations."

http://www.ericsson.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Comcast Business Launches WiFi Pro Service for SMBs

Comcast Business launched its WiFi Pro service featuring cloud-based controls, marketing tools and other advanced capabilities for SMBs and enterprise branch locations.

The managed service provides two high-performance commercial Wi-Fi networks – a private network for employees and a guest network for visitors and patrons – providing additional security, and leverages the latest AC chipset to support the fastest Wi-Fi speeds and expanded range. The equipment and access points for WiFi Pro are installed and managed by professional technicians.

“WiFi Pro offers simple management and features to SMBs and distributed enterprises that were previously only available to headquarters and other large office locations, enabling a better employee experience and customer engagement,” said John Guillaume, vice president of Product Management at Comcast Business. “The additional marketing features allow SMBs and enterprise branches to create a more personalized experience through Wi-Fi to help drive customer retention and revenue growth.”

http://business.comcast.com/wifipro

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Low Power, Long Range Wi-Fi HaLow Targets IoT

The Wi-Fi Alliance introduced the "Wi-Fi HaLow" designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology, which targets a variety of new power-efficient use cases in the Smart Home, connected car, and digital healthcare, as well as industrial, retail, agriculture, and Smart City environments.

Wi-Fi HaLow operates in frequency bands below one gigahertz, offering longer range, lower power connectivity to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products. Its range is nearly twice that of current Wi-Fi, and will not only be capable of transmitting signals further, but also providing a more robust connection in challenging environments where the ability to more easily penetrate walls or other barriers is an important consideration.

“Wi-Fi HaLow is well suited to meet the unique needs of the Smart Home, Smart City, and industrial markets because of its ability to operate using very low power, penetrate through walls, and operate at significantly longer ranges than Wi-Fi today,” said Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi HaLow expands the unmatched versatility of Wi-Fi to enable applications from small, battery-operated wearable devices to large-scale industrial facility deployments – and everything in between.”

http://www.wi-fi.org/wi-fi-halow

Monday, December 7, 2015

Spirent to Acquire Epitiro for Wi-Fi Experience Monitoring

Spirent Communications has acquired Epitiro, a privately-help company specializing in Wi-Fi experience monitoring.

Epitiro, which is based in Cardiff (UK), offers compact, rugged probes that may be deployed in office buildings, factories, stadiums and other mobility locations providing real-time insight into the availability and experience of services.  Key metrics include availability of Wi-Fi connectivity, file transfer and web browsing speed, availability and performance of social media applications like Facebook, etc..

Spirent said the acquisition of Epitiro builds on the success of a strategic partnership which has led to experience monitoring system deployments at multiple customers, including a tier 1 US service provider. Spirent’s service assurance suite enables providers to proactively identify problems, often before they impact the customer experience. The suite consists of four product lines: Device and End-to-End, Network, In-Home and Mobility.

“Our service provider and enterprise customers increasingly see Wi-Fi as an integral part of their strategy to provide services anywhere and anytime,” said Des Owens, general manager of Service Assurance at Spirent. “With this acquisition, we’re building on the success of our strategic partnership with Epitiro and see an exciting opportunity to improve the visibility of Wi-Fi experience for many more service providers and enterprises worldwide. We’ll also be better positioned to integrate Epitiro’s pioneering Wi-Fi technology across our suite and to provide our customers with seamless support and services.”

http://www.spirent.com/Solutions/Service-Assurance

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

XCellAir: MSOs Should Pursue "Wi-Fi First" Strategy Outside the Home

Multi-system operators (MSOs) investing in carrier “Wi-Fi first” deployment strategies outside the home will enable them to compete with mobile network operators (MNOs) for customers — while also saving on mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partnership arrangements, according to a new study commissioned by XCellAir, a start-up specializing in Wi-Fi Quality of Experience (QoE).

XCellAir’s research shows that bringing the Wi-Fi quality of experience closer to that of cellular networks not only allows MSOs to capture new and retain existing customers “beyond the doorstep,” but will also yield a $4.5bn opportunity across the US market.

This opportunity is comprised of $675m in revenue from additional services — better access to video services means better convergence of voice, mobile, broadband and video content, driving uptake of quad-play services and reducing churn. MSOs could also save $3.8bn in MVNO wholesale charges by moving more traffic onto MSO-owned and controlled Wi-Fi networks.

“MSOs would like ‘cable cutting’ to be a fad that will fade as people get older and value convenience more, but this complacency is a huge risk to their business model,” said Narayan Menon, Founder and CTO, XCellAir. “By creating a Wi-Fi first service that goes beyond the home and matches cellular networks for quality of experience, MSOs have the opportunity to create a service that will underpin retention of their quad-play customers and will attract more.

The analysis by Real Wireless and XCellAir is based on a study of 250 live Wi-Fi access points around its offices in Montreal, Canada, modelling common urban scenarios in which public Wi-Fi is in everyday use. The study revealed the underuse and inefficiencies of standard Wi-Fi technology, and where MSOs would otherwise need to focus efforts to create a carrier-grade network. The savings and opportunities available are based on MSOs with a 5% market share across the USA, over five years.

http://xcellair.com/

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Broadcom Adds Wi-Fi/Bluetooth to Automotive Silicon Portfolio

Broadcom introduced two new connectivity chips in its automotive portfolio for providing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for in-car infotainment and telematics systems.

The new solutions include a 5G WiFi/Bluetooth Smart 2X2 MIMO combo chip with Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) support as well as a stand-alone tri-mode Bluetooth Smart (version 4.2) system-on-a-chip (SoC).

"Broadcom's new automotive-grade chips enable car makers and tier one suppliers to keep pace with the rapidly evolving mobile and IoT ecosystem by providing immediate access to the latest in wireless connectivity technologies," said Richard Barrett, Broadcom Director of Automotive Wireless Connectivity. "By tailoring our products to meet the stringent quality and environmental demands of the automotive industry, we can significantly expand our footprint and stay ahead of the competition in this fast-growing market."

http://www.broadcom.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Boingo Picks Procera's Virtual PacketLogic/V for its S.M.A.R.T. Wi-Fi

Boingo Wireless has installed a virtual CPE solution from Procera Networks to shape network traffic and apply granular profiles that deliver multiple classes of service as part of its S.M.A.R.T Network offering, which was introduced in September 2014.

Boingo’s S.M.A.R.T network design – which stands for Secure, Multiplatform, Analytics-Driven, Responsive and Tiered – reimagines public Wi-Fi based on usage data that identified multiple classes of users with significantly different connection and usage profiles. For instance, in a typical venue, Boingo's S.M.A.R.T. Network will include three classes of services aimed at three unique user/application profiles: complimentary Wi-Fi, supported by advertising and sponsorship, provides up to 5 Mbps of speed for users with basic connectivity demands, such as e-mail and web browsing; a “Turbo Boost” premium tier of service, supporting speeds up to 10 Mbps, enables streaming media; and an "Enterprise Wi-Fi" tier with 20 Mbps speed for business users.

 Procera said its PacketLogic/V virtual customer premises equipment (CPE) client delivers the full suite of its PacketLogic solution. It bundles all of Procera’s rich insights and actions solutions into an easily deployable Virtual Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS). Procera’s Virtual Network Function Manager will be used to dynamically create PacketLogic/V instances as needed, delivering on the promise of service flexibility and elasticity that the ETSI NFV specifications require.

“Procera’s platform is a great fit for our NFV-driven architecture,” said Derek Peterson, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of Boingo Wireless. “Their ability to deliver a fully virtualized PacketLogic solution enabled Boingo to achieve the ROI that we needed for our business model. We evaluated hardware-based solutions, but they did not meet our cost or deployment flexibility requirements.”

“NFV is a strategic technology for Procera, and Boingo is a perfect example of new business opportunities enabled by NFV,” said Mike Kay, Vice President of Business Development for Procera Networks. “Virtual CPE solutions can bring the power of Procera’s solutions to the edge of the network with substantial cost savings and deployment flexibility.”

http://www.proceranetworks.com/press-releases/procera-networks-delivers-nfv-solutions-for-boingo-wireless

  • Boingo Wireless currently spans more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Xirrus Launches Cloud-Managed Wall-Mounted Wi-Fi Access Point

Xirrus introduced a cloud-managed, wall-mounted 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point (AP) with integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch and designed for hospitality, education, healthcare, and any business requiring high speed Wi-Fi coupled with ease of deployment and management.

Xirrus said this product represents the lowest-cost enterprise-class 802.11ac AP available on the market.

“In hotels, a positive Wi-Fi experience weighs heavily on guest satisfaction scores,” said Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing, Xirrus. “Providing high-quality Wi-Fi to hundreds of hotel rooms was once a time-intensive and expensive endeavor. Our new wall-mounted access point provides high-speed Wi-Fi and wired access at the lowest price point on the market today.”

http://www.xirrus.com

Saturday, November 29, 2014

IDC: Worldwide WLAN Market Shows Sustained Growth in Q3

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7.4% year over year in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), according to the preliminary results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker.

"WLAN is proving to be an increasingly mission-critical platform in the enterprise," said Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, at IDC. "Not only are organizations experiencing transformed internal business processes through WLAN-enabled cloud and multimedia applications, but public-facing enterprises are realizing opportunities to improve customer engagement through the wireless network. This is leading to a robust stream of network upgrades and greenfield deployments, increasingly built upon the 802.11ac standard. These trends will continue to play out in the foreseeable future."

Some highlights:

  • 802.11ac already accounts for 26.5% of dependent access point shipments and 39% of revenues.
  • The consumer WLAN market increased 4.8% year over year in 3Q14. This was noticeably lower than the 10.9% year-over-year growth seen in 2Q14.
  • The enterprise WLAN market once again performed especially well in Latin America with its 27.3% year-over-year growth in 3Q14. The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region also enjoyed its second consecutive quarter of solid growth, growing 15.0% year over year. North America, rebounding from a decline in 2Q14, grew 7.5% year over year in 3Q14. The enterprise WLAN market in the Asia/Pacific region grew more modestly at 4.5% year over year.
  • Cisco's 3Q14 worldwide enterprise WLAN revenue increased 2.6% year over year and 7.3% quarter over quarter. Cisco's worldwide market share increased to 48.3% in 3Q14 from 46.8% in 2Q14, stemming two consecutive quarters of declining market share, but still down from the 51.6% market share held in 3Q13.
  • Aruba (excluding its OEM business) had a very strong quarter in 3Q14 and increased 33.4% year over year and 1.4% sequentially on strength across its product portfolio, including the 802.11ac and Aruba Instant access points. As a result, Aruba's market share increased to 11.5% of the enterprise WLAN market, up from the 9.4% in 3Q13.
  • Ruckus again outperformed the overall enterprise WLAN market after growing 22.6% year over year and 4.5% quarter over quarter in 3Q14. Ruckus now accounts for 6.3% of the overall market, up from 5.6% in 3Q13.

Telstra Builds a National Wi-Fi Network

by James E. Carroll

Telstra is switching on the first 150 Wi-Fi hotspots in anational Wi-Fi network

The first Wi-Fi trials will be located at payphone sites in the heart of local communities in metro and regional areas as well as holiday hotspots, focusing on parts of the communities where people congregate and spend time. In future, Telstra-built hotspots will also be located at Telstra retail outlets and exchange buildings.

Access to Wi-Fi will be free at the 1000 trial sites before the network officially launches early next year.

“This trial marks the beginning of our ambition to switch on more than two million hotspots across the nation over five years and give customers the best Wi-Fi experience in and out of the home,” said Gordon Ballantyne, Group Executive Telstra Retail.

“We want customers to have greater options for connecting when they're out and about. From browsing the web, streaming videos or sharing photos with friends, we want customers to have a taste of what the network will be like next year, when Telstra Wi-Fi members will be able to use their home broadband allowance at the hotspots.

http://www.telstra.com

Thursday, February 27, 2014

NSN Delivers Wi-Fi Traffic Steering

Nokia Solutions and Networks announced two advancements in mobile traffic steering.

  • Wi-Fi traffic steering, including automated creation of traffic steering rules, and enhanced ANDSF capabilities for real-time traffic steering based on network loading. Both new features are part of NSN’s Smart Wi-Fi solution. NSN’s CEM Analytics for Traffic Steering analyzes network traffic and billing data trends to automatically generate and update ANDSF rules that govern how devices select cellular or Wi-Fi access.
  • NSN Dynamic ANDSF software for mobile devices. While applying the ANDSF standard rules, operators can now also take into account network congestion and steer devices onto the radio access layer that will best maintain the experience of their most valued customers.

“As well as making ANDSF dynamic to cater for unpredictable traffic, we’re introducing a more efficient, time-saving way to create different traffic steering rules,” said Randy Cox, head of Small Cells product management at NSN. “Operators can now fully exploit Wi-Fi as a fourth radio access technology, complementing GSM, HSPA and LTE in their Heterogeneous Networks. NSN Smart Wi-Fi is the industry’s most comprehensive and efficient Wi-Fi traffic steering capability.”

http://www.nsn.com

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