Stoke Wi-Fi gateway enables telecom operators to commercialize offload strategies

By Telecom
Lead Team:
Mobile broadband innovator Stoke has launched Wi-Fi Exchange gateway
solution for mobile operators.


The new
gateway allows telecom service providers to use Wi-Fi to resolve capacity
challenges as part of an integrated service offering without losing touch with
their subscribers.


By using
this Wi-Fi Exchange, operators can rapidly roll out trusted commercial offload
programs in areas where congestion is affecting user satisfaction and
contributing to subscriber churn.


Stoke Wi-Fi
Exchange enables operator to automatically authenticate Wi-Fi subscribers and
securely link them to their services network without software installation or
hardware changes on mobile devices. With Stoke’s Wi-Fi Exchange gateway operators
can provide trusted connections to mobile services and offer high-density
secure session termination of Wi-Fi connections outside the operator core.


The new
Clientless Interworking solution helps to overcome existing challenges to
service provider offload by delivering unique Wi-Fi offload capabilities, not
available in alternative offerings.


Clientless Interworking solution is purpose-designed to support operators’
commercial offload strategies. Stoke Clientless Interworking leverages the essential
functionality defined by 3GPP Wireless LAN Interworking specifications.


Exchange with Clientless Interworking leverages capabilities already deployed
in mobile devices and networking infrastructures, such as the Extensible
Authentication Protocol (EAP) feature common in today’s mobile device operating


the new capabilities of the Stoke Wi-Fi Exchange gateway located between the
Wi-Fi network and the operator core, the burden of pre-provisioning operator
service traffic routing mechanisms and IPsec requirements for mobile devices
are removed. Trusted, secure connections to the mobile core and operator
service infrastructures are maintained.


operators prefer to use mobile devices without the need for pre-provisioning,
and Wi-Fi Exchange delivers this capability. Our solution is easier to use,
more flexible to deploy, and enables more widespread adoption of commercial
Wi-Fi offload,” said Dave Williams, CTO at Stoke.


recently launched
new version of its Stoke Security eXchange solution for 4G/LTE networks.


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