Greenpacketâ€™s ANDSF connectivity client completed IOT with Bridgewater Policy Servers
Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – Greenpacket, a leading developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, announced today its successful Inter-Operability Testing (IOT) with 3GPP-compliant ANDSF Policy Servers, such as Bridgewater. The success represents a strategic combination of client and server technologies that enable end-to-end network deployment of dynamic data offload by operators globally, which delivers seamless connectivity experience to the end-user.
The ANDSF connectivity client solution makes it possible for operators to maintain and extend network-level data traffic policies and controls on its subscribers, even when they switch to WiFi networks. The ANDSF client provides real-time or predicted measure of the networkâ€™s congestion levels and intelligently selects a better network for its subscribers. As a result, subscribers will always experience better service through automated connectivity to the most optimised networks of the operator.
Kelvin Lee, Senior General Manager of Greenpacket says â€śMost operators in the market already have policy controllers within their networks. Now, with Greenpacketâ€™s ANDSF client, operators can ride on the wide availability of WiFi hotspots as their next step, in deploying dynamic data offload for better service delivery.â€ť
Lee added â€śOperators donâ€™t even need to invest additional Capex to upgrade their Operation and Support System (OSS) and Radio Access Network (RAN) just to manage the data offload. In addition, with bandwidth optimization operators can stand to benefit by creating different service packages for targeted users.â€ť
Greenpacketâ€™s ANDSF client together with its partnerâ€™s policy controller, are currently being tested by some of its existing software customers. The company is also in discussion with other major global operators in North America and APAC regions for the integrated offering.
The ANDSF client is part of Greenpacketâ€™s Intouch Connectivity Management Platform (ICMP) software to deliver the best in Mobility Management. Other available solutions such as iWLAN Client which allows operators to manage data offload in a secured manner and Mobile IP Client that ensures session persistence; without interrupting a running application when switching seamlessly between networks.