Intrinsyc Software and Ubiquisys to showcase small cell WiFi Wake-up

Telecom Lead Team
: Intrinsyc Software International and Ubiquisys, a developer of 3G and LTE small cells, will demonstrate Small Cell WiFi Wake-up at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.

“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, WiFi Wake-up ensures a better experience for mobile users and significant improvements in battery life,” said Tracy Rees, president and CEO of Intrinsyc.

WiFi Wake-up switches, an innovative combination of handset and small cell apps on WiFi allows user to enter a 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspot and logs into the hotspot’s secure WiFi network.

When the user then leaves the hotspot, WiFi Wake-up switches turns-off the WiFi, which provides a compelling new tool for operators to maximize 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 WiFi hotspots they can’t join. This is a waste of part of the wireless data capacity provided by small cells.

Intrinsyc‘s handset application for the WiFi Wake-up switche is initially available on Android, and can be deployed through an app store or embedded in the handset platform software.

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

WiFi Wake-up will be demonstrated on an Ubiquisys smart cell, a new type of small cell developed in conjunction with Intel.

Last year, Intrinsyc Software enhanced its iQ machine-to-machine Development Kit with an expanded software suite and services bundle to be sold as the iQ M2M Jump Start Kit.

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