• Thursday, April 25, 2024
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Ericsson, NSN tighten Wi-Fi and 3G integration


In two separate announcements, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have announced products aimed at helping operators better coordinate Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Ericsson unveiled its 3GPP-compliant Wi-Fi network access, control and management products. Using real-time traffic steering that can dynamically optimise network resources, operators can allow customers to automatically access the best connection available, whether it be Wi-Fi or mobile broadband. Most smartphone users, claims Ericsson, have experienced the frustration of being automatically connected to a Wi-Fi network only to face a noticeably slower connection speed.

The Ericsson solution is aimed at remedying the problem, optimising network resources, and making it easier for operators to incorporate Wi-Fi in their so-called Het-Net strategy.