carrier Wi-Fi

carrier Wi-Fi

The deployment of a large number of Wi-Fi access points in dense geographic areas by a cellular carrier in order to augment its cellphone network. All mobile devices have Wi-Fi, and the capability of offloading cellular traffic to Wi-Fi eliminates cellular congestion. The cellular carrier may also be able to generate additional revenue with a Wi-Fi hotspot plan added on top of the regular data plan.

Phones Already Switch to Wi-Fi
If Wi-Fi is detected that is already in the phone's hotspot list, or even if not (see Wi-Fi Passpoint), the phone will connect to Wi-Fi for data rather than continue to use the cellular network.
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and Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company (NASDAQ: ARRS), announced the successful completion of the industrys first announced trial of Carrier Wi-Fi enhancements based on the Wi-Fi Alliances Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage program, with Vantage 2 features.
11ac Wi-Fi with advanced features that provide up to 16X faster connection setup, simultaneous dual-band support for an ever-expanding set of applications and 30 percent more capacity utilization on carrier Wi-Fi networks, compared to the previous generation.
Swedavia has extended its decade-long partnership with Aptilo Networks to enable carrier Wi-Fi services for all of Sweden's state-owned airports, the company said.
UKPRwire, Tue Aug 23 2016] The market report HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2016 2030 Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts presents an in-depth assessment of the HetNet ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, use cases, vertical markets, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies.
Christian Jonsson, Director Sales, Africa and the Middle East, Aptilo Networks said: "Offering carrier Wi-Fi services is an important step in making Bahrain one of the leading technology hubs of the region.
Other than showcasing the benefits of a citywide integrated carrier Wi-Fi network, the event will provide an opportunity for participants to meet senior executives from government bodies, technology vendors, public & private telecom operators, and ecosystem players across the world
Ericsson's Customer Unit in the United Arab Emirates recently showcased its small cells offerings and solutions at the Small Cells and Carrier Wi-Fi (SCWS) MENA summit, held from January 18-19 in Dubai.
Ikanos' home gateway extends Qualcomm Atheros' leadership in carrier Wi-Fi and wired connectivity, while providing a central hub for Internet of Everything enabled devices, services and 3G/LTE small cells.
com)-- Optimization network refers to the carrier Wi-Fi and smart cell devices used in the communication industry.
However, the industry is now working on the next generation of seamless carrier Wi-Fi integration, noted Malm.
Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets): Small Cells & Carrier Wi-Fi Market: Global Advancements, Adoption Trends, Technology Roadmaps, Market Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)
In rural telco operator-owned networks, operators deploy backhaul and carrier Wi-Fi access networks for mobile offload and enterprise/metro Wi-Fi services.