|By Business Wire||
|January 31, 2013 10:39 AM EST||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pqc6wl/carrierclass) has announced the addition of the "Carrier-class Wi-Fi: addressing the implementation challenges for mobile operators" report to their offering.
Operators need to ensure that their Wi-Fi deployments mimic the quality and robustness of their mobile networks by employing
state-of-the-art technologies and techniques.
Operators are seeking to take advantage of Wi-Fi technology in order to meet the growing mobile data demand. However, they must ensure that large-scale Wi-Fi networks optimise the degree of mobile data traffic offload while also meeting mobile subscribers' expectations in terms of service quality. Few Wi-Fi networks currently meet these aims.
This Report provides:
- a discussion of the mobile traffic trends that are driving operators' Wi-Fi strategies
- an examination of the radio-physical challenges that threaten the delivery of a carrier -class Wi-Fi experience
- analysis of the technology mix required to achieve a 'carrier-class' service, including:
the Passpoint framework
5GHz Wi-Fi protocols
Automatic Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF).
- a summary of hotspot deployment considerations.
Key Topics Covered:
1 Executive summary
3 Operator interest in Wi-Fi is driven by the continued growth of mobile data traffic
4 Wi-Fi has many advantages that have attracted operator interest in the technology
5 The implementation of the Passpoint framework is the first step to carrier-class Wi-Fi
6 Carrier-class Wi-Fi will increasingly involve taking advantage of the 5GHz ISM band
7 Carrier-class Wi-Fi will also involve routing offload traffic onto the core network
8 Operators face several challenges when rolling out a carrier-class Wi-Fi network
9 Appendix A: Mobile network operators' Wi-Fi hotspot deployments
10 Appendix B: Wi-Fi technology developments
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pqc6wl/carrierclass