Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Wild About WiFi”. In this webinar, we talked about why service providers are so bullish on Wi-Fi. We discussed about carrier-grade Wi-Fi and its drivers. Subsequently, we talked about mobile data offload scenarios in trusted and untrusted WLANs. We concluded our discussion with an overview of Aricent’s framework for Wi-Fi Data Offloading. Given the huge number of questions asked on topic of Carrier Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offloading during the webinar, we were not able to answer every one of them live, so we've addressed them below.

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled Monetizing VoLTE – How to provide HD voice/video services over LTE while minimizing costs and risks. In this webinar our experts discussed how you can implement a high performance VoLTE solution spanning User Equipment (UE) (IMS Client), RAN (eNodeB), Core (EPC) and IMS Servers. They also discussed critical issues such as GSMA IR92 compliance for IMS client and EPC, audio specific QoS implementation for eNodeB and policy control on IMS servers. Our experts also provided insights into how you can customize your VoLTE solution to cater to a specific market based on the number of subscribers.

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LTE is the technology of choice to cater to the ever increasing demand for bandwidth, however during its evolution one of the key issues it faced was Voice, given that it is an all IP network, the challenge was to provide seamless continuity for voice and video calls while using packets. The complexity meant that the operators chose to provide voice services through circuit switching by falling back on their legacy networks. This method of Circuit Switch Fall Back (CSFB) however, is rapidly falling out of favour as operators now  want to leverage the full benefit of LTE by providing high definition Voice/Video services over LTE.

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Customers are now demanding the benefits that VoLTE offers in terms of high definition voice and video quality. VoLTE also provides benefits to Operators and OEMs by eliminating the need to support multiple radio technologies thus simplifying development of LTE infrastructure

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Service providers are experiencing unprecedented growth in demand for mobile broadband and mobile internet. As the service providers are gearing up to monetize this increase in the demand for mobile data, they have a huge challenge to face ahead of them. The data handling capacity of existing mobile networks is giving sleepless nights to many operators and is seen as a big hurdle to encashing this demand growth in mobile data.

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Increasing use of smart devices, machine to machine communication, rich media applications and content on the cloud is burdening the existing mobile networks and adding to the woes of  service providers. These service providers are trying to address the issue by moving to WLAN technology and deploying Wi-Fi hotspots to offload data from their mobile networks. At the same time, cable operators are rolling out ambitious plans to offer Wi-Fi service throughout the U.S. and Canada. Most major North American MSOs are now deploying thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots in their service footprints. In this webinar, we will examine why service providers and cable operators are so bullish on Wi-Fi, what benefits they hope to gain, which areas they’re targeting and what kinds of challenges they face.

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