Monday, July 30, 2012

Ovum: Operators Look for a Device-based Policy Solution for Wi-Fi Offload

An operator survey by Daryl Schoolar (pictured), principal analyst, Ovum on Wi-Fi offloading indicates that ".. many operators are still looking for features not currently available on a large scale". 

"Over half expect session continuity when moving between Wi-Fi and cellular networks, while over 90 percent are also looking for a device-based policy solution that would select the best network (3G/4G/Wi-Fi) based on cost, performance, and other policy-driven features.. Although most operators thought Automatic Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) and Hotspot 2.0 were important, only a small minority said they would deploy those solutions prior to their full standardization, even if the vendor said they were fully compliant with the standard".

Related posts:
  • Smith Micro Helps MNOs with Smarter Offloading - here
  • Kineto Wireless Makes Wi-Fi Offload Easier; Used by Orange UK and T-Mobile US - here
  • Sprint Uses Birdstep for On-Device Access Management - here

ANDSF Solution, by GreenPacket

See "Ovum survey shows Wi-Fi offload as a growing part of operators’ infrastructure strategy" - here.

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