Thursday, 21 September 2017

Edgewater Wireless offers user authentication for WiFi offload solution

Edgewater Wireless
Wednesday 24 April 13

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc., the global leader in WiFi3 next generation WiFi technology, today announced an agreement to integrate Stoke’s WiFi eXchange solution into the company’s offerings for mobile carriers and cellular network operator customers. Pre-integrating the technology offers massive performance, flexibility and security benefits to carriers and service providers who were previously challenged by trying to manage and securely authenticate users for WiFi offload and WiFi service delivery…

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc., the global leader in WiFi3 next generation WiFi technology, today announced an agreement to integrate Stoke’s WiFi eXchange solution into the company’s offerings for mobile carriers and cellular network operator customers. Pre-integrating the technology offers massive performance, flexibility and security benefits to carriers and service providers who were previously challenged by trying to manage and securely authenticate users for WiFi offload and WiFi service delivery.

The unique capabilities of WiFi3 technology create unparalleled advantage for WiFi offload applications as mobile networks face increasing congestion from data-heavy smartphone devices. With traditional, single channel WiFi, users are impacted by the slowest user. Much like being stuck behind a mini-van on a single lane road, users with a slow connection negatively impact all the users on a link. WiFi3 technology addresses the issue by delivering 3 channels from a single radio -- like a multi-lane highway -- where the impacts of the slower traffic can be mitigated and users can experience improved real-world performance.

“Carriers and service providers are looking more and more to next generation technology like Edgewater Wireless WiFi3 to offer relief from network congestion by offloading from the cellular network to WiFi,” said Andrew Skafel, President of Edgewater Wireless. “Now with the combination of Stoke’s WiFi eXchange and WiFi3, our customers can offer a best-in-class, carrier grade solution for offering WiFi offloading that securely authenticates their users and also uses WiFi as an enhanced services delivery platform.”

Edgewater Wireless WiFi3 technology enables 3-channels on a single radio – leveraging over 20 industry leading patents to deliver improved performance by eliminating issues like Adjacent Channel Interference – inherent in single channel WiFi solutions. WiFi3 also offers mobile carriers and service providers unparalleled flexibility to layer and differentiate revenue-generating services and applications across three channels. WiFi3 also delivers enhanced security for network operators through the Company’s exclusive Spectral Surveillance Architecture (SSA™) which can be used to identify and manage threats to the network from hackers, interference and rogue access points.

“With the steep rise in mobile data traffic, network operators are moving quickly to leverage Wi-Fi to offer congestion relief,” said Dan McBride, VP of Marketing at Stoke. “Stoke is creating an ecosystem of providers of the most innovative Wi-Fi Offload system components with the Stoke Wi-Fi eXchange at its heart, recognizing that interoperability testing and pre-integration is key to ensuring smooth service deployments. Stoke’s WiFi eXchange and Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3 technology combine carrier class Wi-Fi to deliver high quality Wi-Fi coverage with a carrier class gateway that securely links the Wi-Fi network with the operator core, enables seamless authentication and authorization for subscribers, and allows management of user sessions and traffic .”


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