Access "Hotspot 2.0 primer: Another step toward Wi-Fi/cellular integration"
This article is part of the December 2011 Vol. 2, No. 6 issue of Revisiting past predictions for networking technology
When Deutsche Telekom CTO Olivier Baujard took the keynote stage at the Broadband World Forum in September, he proclaimed this to be the prime time for Wi-Fi/cellular integration. His reasoning? Ninety percent of mobile device traffic actually originates from home or work, while only about 10% takes place while users are in transit. So if users are sitting in their offices or a very nearby coffee shop, shouldn't they be able to offload traffic onto optimized Wi-Fi networks? Deutsche Telekom and other carriers seeking congestion relief would like to answer that question with a resounding “yes.” And the same goes for most major enterprises that would like to enable users to walk out of their offices to a local coffee shop and seamlessly roam between cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Yet in most cases, seamless roaming between the two doesn't exist since users have to authenticate every time they log onto a Wi-Fi network. Hotspot 2.0 aims to change all of that. What is Hotspot 2.0? Hotspot 2.0 (HS 2.0) was developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
Enterprise wireless connection policy: Navigating cellular vs. WiFi
by Lisa Phifer, Wireless Expert
Trying to decide cellular vs. Wi-Fi for mobile devices? An enterprise wireless connection policy will help steer mobile devices to the right network.
- Enterprise wireless connection policy: Navigating cellular vs. WiFi by Lisa Phifer, Wireless Expert
Hotspot 2.0 primer: Another step toward Wi-Fi/cellular integration
by Rivka Gewirtz Little
Hotspot 2.0 and the IEEE 802.11u protocol could allow mobile device users to securely roam between Wi-Fi and cellular networks without stopping to authenticate.
FCoE network convergence will start at the edge but move to the rack
by Stuart Miniman, Contributor
Implementing FCoE network convergence is possible considering the move to 10 GbE and the emergence of data center bridging.
End-to-end FCoE for network convergence won't work!
by Stephen Foskett
FCoE at the edge can be a step toward network convergence, but end-to-end FCoE needs a whole lot more engineering before it can be reliable.
Myth of VM mobility and follow-the-sun data centers
by Ivan Pepelnjak, Fast Packet Blogger
Think VM mobility and follow-the-sun data centers work for high availability and disaster avoidance? Think again. Long-distance migration is still a problem.
- Hotspot 2.0 primer: Another step toward Wi-Fi/cellular integration by Rivka Gewirtz Little
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
More -- and more complex -- mobile devices are jumping on your enterprise network, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical...
Whenever users complain about an application being slow, the network is always first to be blamed. And yet network engineers often have limited ...
Just five years ago, no one would have described Wi-Fi as a primary access technology but now, as Wi-Fi and cellular architectures deliver security, ...