Alcatel-Lucent to collaborate with Wi-Fi firms to ensure reach of lightRadio Wi-Fi

By Telecom Lead Team:
Alcatel-Lucent will collaborate with Wi-Fi access point firms to ensure the
reach and acceptability of lightRadio Wi-Fi.


The lightRadio Wi-Fi
solution is aimed at assisting communications service providers to extend their
reach by integrating Wi-Fi directly into their service offerings.


Alcatel-Lucent is
extending the lightRadio ecosystem to allow service providers access to Wi-Fi
networks. Alcatel-Lucent is collaborating with Wi-Fi access point companies to
ensure interoperability and is integrating Motorola Solutions’ Wi-Fi solution
and Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi technology into its multi-standard Metrocells to
ensure that lightRadio Wi-Fi provides its customers with the best Wi-Fi
solution, at a competitive price.


“The massive
influx of connected wireless devices is creating a huge opportunity for 3G/4G
alternatives.- Motorola Solutions has the ideal WLAN solution powered by our
WiNG 5 architecture to deliver carrier- class scalability and management,”
said Imran Akbar, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Networks &
Communications, Motorola Solutions.


Alcatel-Lucent said
people like to be able to switch from 3G or 4G networks to Wi-Fi to access the
Internet, particularly with the growing interest in Cloud-based applications to
store music, video, photos and multimedia content.


However, switching
from a cellular service to a Wi-Fi network is not always seamless, particularly
when it requires first finding a network and then getting through complex
log-in and password procedures.


Wi-Fi allows people to switch from a cellular service to residential or
public Wi-Fi networks and hotspots without having to login, worry about
payments schemes, or even be aware of the shift.


lightRadio Wi-Fi, Alcatel-Lucent gives service providers new options to meet
consumers’ fast-growing broadband requirements. Extending our groundbreaking
lightRadio portfolio, service providers will be able to build closer
relationships with their customers by delivering seamless high-speed broadband
connections, wherever they are, using LTE and Wi-Fi networks. For subscribers,
this approach provides the peace of mind they want when accessing the Internet
wherever they go,” said Wim Sweldens, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s
Wireless division.


lightRadio Wi-Fi
addresses security concerns. People prefer to connect to hotspots that they
know they can trust, especially when accessing services and streamed content
from the Cloud, or when they need uninterrupted connections for video streaming
or video phone calls. lightRadio Wi-Fi always finds the most trusted network.


Wi-Fi represents a departure from the traditional way that mobile operators
apply Wi-Fi. By enabling cellular subscribers to stay within their network and
service plan, it will allow service providers to maintain use of their
services, creating revenue, independent of how the customer is connected.


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