The growth in network investment across 2G/3G/4G networks coupled with the investment in Wi-Fi infrastructure has created opportunities for more intelligent network management solutions. Openet’s Network Selection Intelligence solution enables operators to automatically connect their customers to defined mobile and Wi-Fi networks and make intelligent offload decisions through integration with policy and charging control systems. By extending policy and charging rules to Wi-Fi networks, operators can ensure consistency across access networks and improve the customer quality of experience.
How Network Selection Intelligence Works
Seamless connectivity to Wi-Fi networks and intelligent network selection decisions
Openet’s Network Selection Intelligence solution is based on client interaction with a fully standards compliant Access Network and Discovery Function (ANDSF) server contained within Openet’s Interaction Gateway. Openet can provide its own client for download by end users or the client functionality can be provided as a library for integration into 3rd party clients. Furthermore, the Openet ANDSF server fully implements the 3GPP standard defined S14 interface and can therefore interact with any third party ANDSF client. The interaction gateway provides integration with back end operator policy and charging control systems.
Improving QoE with co-ordinated policy rules across mobile networks and Wi-Fi
Openet’s solution provides operators with visibility of customer activity whilst on the Wi-FI network. Customer offload behaviour analytics provides valuable feedback to operators over which networks are being utilised by their customers, their data consumption and the QoE of these networks, allowing operators to identify Wi-Fi hotspots with insufficient coverage. Policy based decisions relating to who should be moved off the carrier network, in which locations or during which times are all controlled by the operator. Operators can offer additional value to their customers i.e. offload
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