Intrinsyc Software International, a leading developer of intelligent connected devices, and Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE small cells, will demonstrate Small Cell WiFi Wake-up at Mobile World Congress, February 27 - March 1.
An innovative combination of handset and small cell apps, WiFi Wake-up switches on WiFi as the user enters a 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspot and logs into the hotspot's secure WiFi network. When the user then leaves the hotspot, the WiFi is turned-off. This provides a compelling new tool for operators to maximise data offload by integrating carrier WiFi with small cell base stations.
WiFi Wake-up answers one of the key problems faced by operators - many smartphone users switch off WiFi when out and about to save battery life and to prevent endless "invitations" from hotspots they can't join or can't confirm as legitimate.
There are important industry initiatives like Hotspot 2.0 working on standards-based methods for automatic public WiFi login. WiFi Wake-up complements these initiatives by helping to make them available to all users. Intrinsyc's handset application is initially available on Android, and can be deployed through an app store or embedded in the handset platform software. At the small cell end, Ubiquisys Hotspot 2.0 compatible software coordinates all of the wireless interfaces available between the small cell and the user to provide an optimal service.
"Small cell hotspots should be a convergence point for wireless technologies," said Tracy Rees, CEO Intrinsyc. "By ensuring that the right wireless technology is used by the smartphone at the right moment, WiFi Wake-up ensures a better experience for mobile users and significant improvements in battery life."
"Smartphones and small cells just got smarter. WiFi Wake-up could be the missing link for operators looking to optimise their cellular and WiFi services to deliver a better user experience," said Chris Gilbert, CEO Ubiquisys.
The demonstration will take place at the Ubiquisys stand AV92 and at the Intrinsyc hospitality suite HS01 in Hall 4 Level 7.
WiFi Wake-up will be demonstrated on a Ubiquisys smart cell, a new type of small cell developed in conjunction with Intel. A combination of a 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell base station and powerful computing platform, smart cells add massive processing power and storage at the edge of the network, opening new opportunities for operators, end users and application developers.