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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

Challenges 

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. 

Solution 

Prevent selection of operator Wi-Fi when in motion through intelligent detection of device motion and cell edge signal strength. 

Benefits 

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. 

 Flexible, branded hotpsot map shows nearby hotspot locations online or offline

Key Features

Policy Management  

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 

Standards Compliant 

Compatible with Hotspot 2.0, ANDSF, WISPr, and ITU G.107/G.1070/G.1030 industry standards