News Feed Item

Birdstep Combines The Power of Wi-Fi and 4G To Deliver Experience Continuity

Birdstep Technology (www.birdstep.com), the leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility services, has published a White Paper explaining, how and why operators need to offer their customers Experience Continuity in order to compete and climb back up the value chain.

The White Paper “OTT SERVICES AND INTELLIGENT NETWORK SELECTION” explains how operators can establish network, device and content policies for Intelligent Network Selection, creating a key differentiator among emerging OTT services. Understanding device centric user behaviour is crucial for this.

Mobile operators first deployed data offloading to Wi-Fi/broadband to manage exploding data volumes as cost effectively as possible. Now they are going further by combining Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE to build all-encompassing heterogeneous networks that offer customers the best of both worlds: the capacity and performance of Wi-Fi when available, along with the outdoor coverage and mobile broadcast capabilities of 3G and 4G/LTE.

“Policy driven Intelligent Network Switching between cellular and Wi-Fi networks without end-user intervention is a key enabler for maintaining User Experience Continuity, which will enable true service differentiation,” explains Lonnie Schilling, CEO of Birdstep. Schilling emphasized that Birdstep has put user experience at the core of its unfolding strategy for mobile operators in the emerging heterogeneous network era.

The White Paper addresses the communications infrastructure of network operators, whether Telcos or new entrants. It explores what it means to provide a continuously positive user experience across different network types. It also reviews the increasingly content-based services that the infrastructure supports and which users increasingly take for granted. Written for and about OTT service providers in the content value-chain, the five main take-aways are: User behaviour; Policy; Intelligent Network Selection; OTT and EXPERIENCE CONTINUITY.



Smart Wi-Fi Offload For Continuity Of Experience – The True OTT Differentiator is the subject of the following Birdstep events that will draw upon findings from the White Paper while also providing real-world examples of how Telcos and cable operators deliver a consistent, continuous and best-quality experience across heterogeneous networks combining Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE.


WBA Carrier Wi-Fi Summit WORKSHOPS:

  • DATE: February 24 and February 25
  • TIME: 14:00 – 15:00 CET
  • LOCATION: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Hall 8, Theatre District, Area B
  • PRESENTERS: MS Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Rethink Technology Research Ltd; Mr Lonnie Schilling, CEO of Birdstep; Mr Anders Påls, VP and Co-Founder of FOGG
  • REGISTER: http://www.wballiance.com/carrier-wi-fi-summit/workshops/

- Ends -

About Birdstep Technology

Birdstep Technology is a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility for operators, enterprises and governmental organizations. We are committed to Experience Continuity and to combining the power of Wi-Fi with the coverage of mobile networks through “right loading”. Drawing on extensive experience of successful customer projects and cooperation with operators, enterprise customers and OEM partners around the world, we deliver industry-leading solutions for wireless connectivity and service management.

Our Smart Mobile Data services offer advanced solutions for data offload & intelligent network selection, support automation and end user communication to network operators. Our Secure Mobility services offer solutions providing seamless and secure connectivity to business data for corporations and governmental organizations.

Birdstep Technology was founded in 1996 and has been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange since 2002. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with competence centers in Sweden, Finland and the United States. For more information, visit www.birdstep.com and follow @BirdstepTech on Twitter.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, will contrast how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He will show the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He will also have live demos of building immutable pipe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Transparent Cloud Computing (T-Cloud) Consortium will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data proces...
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
So you think you are a DevOps warrior, huh? Put your money (not really, it’s free) where your metrics are and prove it by taking The Ultimate DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge, sponsored by DevOps Summit. Battle through the set of tough questions created by industry thought leaders to earn your bragging rights and win some cool prizes.
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
Governments around the world are adopting Safe Harbor privacy provisions to protect customer data from leaving sovereign territories. Increasingly, global companies are required to create new instances of their server clusters in multiple countries to keep abreast of these new Safe Harbor laws. Is it worth it? In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director of Anexia, Inc., will discuss how to keep your data legal and still stay in business.
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MathFreeOn will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MathFreeOn is Software as a Service (SaaS) used in Engineering and Math education. Write scripts and solve math problems online. MathFreeOn provides online courses for beginners or amateurs who have difficulties in writing scripts. In accordance with various mathematical topics, there are more tha...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.