WiFi and Mobile Network Integration


Michael Grimes - Ericsson

As the insatiable appetite for wireless data continues to smash through all industry predictions, as more and more services are offered and consumed, operators face an uphill battle to provide consumers with the services and experience that is expected. The only factor in the "wireless data equation" which is not possible to increase is the air. Operators need to make more efficient, more effective use of their most valuable resource: Spectrum. Vendors and Operators are working together to provide solutions which can efficiently, effectively and seamlessly provide the services to consumers that the market demands.

In this discussion, Michael will describe the main drivers and issues behind the integration of the Mobile Networks (3G/4G) and Wifi. He will introduce some of the approaches, architectures and solutions proposed by industry to solve these.