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Research and Markets: Carrier-Class Wi-Fi: Addressing The Implementation Challenges For Mobile Operators - 2012

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

2 Recommendations

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

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