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February 27, 2012

Wi-Fi Wake-up Incorporates Wi-Fi Initiatives with Small Cell


Small Cell Wi-Fi Wake-up will be showcased by Intrinsyc Software (News - Alert) International Inc. in collaboration with Ubiquisys at the Mobile World Congress, being held from February 27 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. The Wi-Fi Wake-up turns on and off the Wi-Fi whenever the user enters or leaves a 3G/LTE (News - Alert)/Wi-Fi small cell hotspot.


This is done by leveraging a unique combination of handset and small cell apps; however the user will have to log into the hotspot's protected Wi-Fi network to enable the working of Wi-Fi Wakeup. Carrier Wi-Fi can now be combined with small cell base stations, allowing operators to exploit data offload.

With the advent of smartphones, operators are faced with unique problems as most smartphone users turn off Wi-Fi when they are on the move. Apart from increasing battery life, turning off Wi-Fi helps smartphone users avoid invitations from unwanted Wi-Fi hotspots, thereby dissipating the wireless data capacity offered by small cells.

In a release, Tracy Rees, president and CEO of Intrinsyc said, “Small cell hotspots should be a convergence point for wireless technologies. By ensuring that the right wireless technology is used by the smartphone at the right moment, Wi-Fi Wake-up ensures a better experience for mobile users and significant improvements in battery life.”

All users can now avail the key initiatives, like the functioning of Hotspot 2.0 on standards-based techniques for automatic public Wi-Fi login, with Wi-Fi Wake-up. Currently, only Android (News - Alert) users can access Intrinsyc's handset application, which can be implemented through an app store or implanted in the handset platform software. All wireless interfaces available between the small cell and the user can be synchronized by Ubiquisys Hotspot 2.0 compatible software, thereby offering the most favorable service.

Chris Gilbert (News - Alert), CEO of Ubiquisys said, “Smartphones and small cells just got smarter. Wi-Fi Wake-up could be the missing link for operators looking to fully integrate their cellular and Wi-Fi services to deliver a better user experience.”

In other news, making use of the latest high performance multi-core design from Freescale, the i.MX 6 series based upon the ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-A9 architecture, Intrinsyc has announced the first of several new product launches for 2012.





Edited by Jennifer Russell










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