INTELLIGENT NETWORK SELECTION
Carnegie’s Connection Manager with Intelligent Network Selection delivers the best and most consistent user experience as mobile customers move about their day between cellular, Wi-Fi and other networks, whether they’re streaming video, using voice, data and even augmented reality applications. As they move between Wi-Fi services, the connection manager will constantly seek the best Wi-Fi service so users have a consistent quality of experience.
Policies set by the service provider determine how the user experience is delivered to us. Intelligent network selection assesses the quality of all available networks at any given time and utilizes knowledge of our cost and security preferences to assure the best connection possible.
Example Use Case
Public & Homespots provide street level coverage which is non-continuous. When moving through the street, rapid Wi-Fi connections and disconnections occur which disrupts data sessions such as navigation applications.
Prevent selection of operator Wi-Fi when in motion through intelligent detection of device motion and cell edge signal strength.
The user can leave Wi-Fi always switched on and have a continuous and reliable connection when in motion. This prevents a user disabling Wi-Fi which increases load on the cellular network.
Manage the user experience using a scalable policy platform within your network, allowing you to tailor the experience to each of your customer tiers. (Also supports ANDSF)
Wi-Fi Power Control
Turn on Wi-Fi based on location and when in range of preferred SSID’s e.g. home/office
Prefer Personal Wi-Fi
Ensure the Home and Office Wi-Fi are selected when multiple options exist
Personalized quality requirements
Understanding the user’s data plan allows for balancing Wi-Fi selection to quality so that it satisfies individual users expectations
Optimize AP selection
Where a service provider has 2.4GHz and 5GHz public SSID at home, in business and outdoor, it is important to connect to the better performing equipment
Avoid Wi-Fi when in motion
Avoiding connections to passing operator Wi-Fi (e.g. when in a vehicle)
Public/Partner Wi-Fi authentication
Transparently connect to any public or partner network (including Hotspot 2.0 / WISPr) without any need for user interaction
Operator Wi-Fi prioritization
Where an operator offers multiple Wi-Fi options in a location, selection is prioritized to meet the business needs for service cost and security
Pre-association quality checks
Early assessment of each Wi-Fi Access Point (including HS2.0 metrics) avoids connecting to those which will not perform adequately
Continuous quality checks
Measure the actual user experience using passive and active tests to determine MOS scores and Carnegie’s unique Quality Network Score
Secure untrusted Wi-Fi
Automate VPN setup and connection to protect untrusted Wi-Fi
Compatible with Hotspot 2.0, ANDSF, WISPr, and ITU G.107/G.1070/G.1030 industry standards