IntelliNet and Wavion Successfully Complete Interoperability Testing of End-to-end Wi-Fi Data Offload Solution
June 28, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsIntelliNet Technologies, a leading provider of mobile data offload solutions, announced that it has recently successfully completed interoperability testing between IntelliNet's Wireless Services Gateway and Wavion's Beamforming-based Wi-Fi Base Stations. The testing demonstrated the seamless and secure transfer of a 3G data session from the licensed 3G network to a Wi-Fi Network.
"IntelliNet is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Wavion to demonstrate the 3GPP standard Interworking Wireless LAN (I-WLAN) technique for offloading data traffic from cellular networks," said Anjan Ghosal, president and CEO of IntelliNet Technologies. "As the surge in data traffic continues to grow, the ability to transparently authenticate subscribers and allow access to hot spot services has become a high priority for mobile network operators."
The IntelliNet Wireless Services Gateway (WSG) is a carrier-grade platform that supports the 3GPP Interworking Wireless LAN (I-WLAN) standard for interworking between cellular networks and Wi-Fi access points. The WSG builds routing intelligence on traffic from a Wi-Fi path based on operator-provided policy. The traffic can be extended either to the cellular core network or to the Internet. Since the operator's core network requires trusted device access, the WSG also enables authentication to the core network and secure transport access.
"We are currently engaged in numerous metro Wi-Fi projects and experience increasing demand for 3G data offloading", said Dr. Mati Wax, Wavion's founder and CTO. "Proving the functionality of this end-to-end solution is critical to offering network operators the control and security they need to offer their customers a superior experience."
Wavion's carrier-grade, unique and powerful two-way Beamforming with 802.11n base stations provide extended range, higher throughput and superior Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) coverage. As a result the widest homogeneous coverage and indoor penetration can be provided with a significantly lower number of base stations per given area. Moreover, the flexible architecture and ruggedized IP-68 weather-proof enclosure add significantly to the unique value offering for network operators. Featuring Wavion Base Stations with 802.11n support (WBSn), in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz unlicensed bands, Wavion offers end-to-end solutions including access, backhaul, CPE and management solutions.
The 3GPP Interworking WLAN for Data Offload (I-WLAN) standard introduced the specifications for interworking of WLAN with cellular networks. These standards continue the progression to enabling WLAN connectivity to the evolved packet core for LTE-4G networks. The standards-based infrastructure makes a compelling case to support the infrastructure for the data offload path. I-WLAN was carefully designed to support rich data services such as streaming audio and video over the unlicensed spectrum. The fundamental bridge that I-WLAN provides is to build a trusted relation between a non-cellular entity and the core network.
About IntelliNet Technologies
IntelliNet Technologies provides network convergence technology and solutions to accelerate the deployment of next generation applications and services. Our convergence solutions include the femtocell gateway, IWLAN gateway and security gateway. We work with the telecom industry's leading network equipment providers and network operators to deliver high performance solutions customized for their needs. We offer broad applications coverage including core network technology enablers and protocols for mobility, messaging, location, charging and policy. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida IntelliNet solutions shorten time-to-market, reduce costs, increase flexibility and minimize risk. For more information please visit www.intellinet-tech.com.