With the ever-growing popularity of smart devices such as the iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones, mobile data usage continues to soar, resulting in a major 3G capacity crunch. The Alepo Mobile Data Offload Solution allows service providers to better balance network resources while meeting customer demands by offloading smartphone data traffic from their 2G/3G networks to Wi-Fi networks.
When a smart device comes within range of the provider’s or partner provider’s Wi-Fi network, it can switch automatically from 3G to Wi-Fi without interruption in service. The Alepo Mobile Data Offload Solution enables this handoff of service using the device’s SIM card, requiring no action from the customer.
The solution is cost-effective and readily deployable as it employs existing SIM-based technologies and Wi-Fi infrastructures (either the provider’s own or a partner’s network), requiring no upgrades of network infrastructure, wireless access points or customer devices. It integrates seamlessly with the legacy IN and AAA infrastructures.
“With the surge of data usage via smartphones, it’s becoming more and more challenging for service providers to meet customer demands and maintain resources on overloaded 3G networks,” stated Jonathan Garini, Vice President of Products at Alepo. “With a mobile data offload solution from Alepo, service providers can easily alleviate 3G network congestion by taking advantage of existing Wi-Fi networks and thus avoid a costly expansion of their 3G network infrastructure.”
Service providers looking to monetize the mobile data offload solution can integrate it with Alepo’s Charging Gateway. This allows service providers to offer high-speed Wi-Fi service to smart device customers as a value-added service at premium Wi-Fi hotspot locations. The solution can be integrated with a legacy back office system or deployed as part of Alepo’s comprehensive BSS/OSS solution.
Alepo is a leading provider of enabling IT and network infrastructure software solutions for communications service providers worldwide. Alepo works closely with market leaders including Vodafone, MTN, France Telecom, and Digicel, empowering them to compete aggressively and realize data opportunities across technologies and generations. Alepo is proud to support innovative market leaders as they evolve in the telecommunications marketplace.
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