The company in a statement said the research tool would provide service providers multiple ways to research, visualize and analyse data in real-time, so also historical information collected by the company’s WeANDSF (WeFi enhanced Access Network Discovery and Selection Function). The latter ensures that subscribers are always connected to the best Wi-Fi hotspot, small cell or mobile network.
WeFi is also exhibiting this solution along with its other products at the World Mobile Congress 2013 that starts today.
The company claimed that the combination of WeANDSF and UXT allowed MNOs and MSOs to ensure that their subscribers were always connected to the best base station or access point, and that additional infrastructure was only deployed precisely where needed to cover gaps in coverage or to enhance available capacity. Major MNOs and MSOs such as Time Warner Cable were already using WeANDSF and UXT as key components of their Wi-Fi efforts.
“As more bandwidth-hungry wireless devices and applications enter the market, the demand for mobile data and video services is exploding, creating both an opportunity and a challenge that WeFi helps service providers address,” according to Zur Feldman, WeFi chairman and CEO.
For MNOs, a key goal was to reduce the congestion on their cellular networks by offloading data users onto Wi-Fi hotspots or small cells. This occasionally leads to a poor experience for the customers. WeANDSF addressed this issue by only offloading when and where the network used for offloading – a Wi-Fi hotspot or a small-cell – was predicted with very high certainty to provide an equal if not substantially better quality mobile broadband experience.
WeFi claims to have the industry’s largest hotspot database of up to 150 million and its patented technology provides customers control of and visibility into the use of Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, both on and off their own networks, allowing operators to better plan networks, predict usage and deliver the best network connections.
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