Mobile Data Offloading: Free Up Bandwidth Effectively
Network operators (carriers) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are facing a critical bandwidth issue. As Wi-Fi Now mentions, outside of probably a couple dozen active cases, carrier-driven WiFi offload has been less than widely adopted. But with the advent of unlimited data plans, WiFi ‘offload’ is poised for a comeback.
The fact is that mobile devices now use more data than ever. More app developers are discovering new ways to incorporate things like streaming video and music into our daily lives. WiFi offload is once again a high priority for carriers. The difference is that instead of trying to develop a new technology to handle the offloading, carriers and MVNOs have an out-of-the-box solution: Speedify, with its software-based link aggregation technology. Read below to find out more about it.
Meet Data Demands Cost Effectively Using WiFi Offloading
As community WiFi networks are a perfect fit for offloading, it is imperative now that network operators employ strategies to reduce the load on their core cellular networks. The most effective way to do this is by leveraging existing investments in wired and wifi infrastructure.
Up until this point however, it has been impossible for network operators to utilize mobile data offloading tactics without negatively affecting the customer experience. Some of the obstacles include:
- iOS and Android devices are unable to tell when a hotspot is “dead” or not functioning properly;
- Manually switching between networks is time consuming and cumbersome;
- Consumers end up with interrupted internet access during network changeovers;
- Consumer are concerned about public hotspots security.
Speedify helps carriers, MVNOs and hardware manufacturers make use of Speedify’s advanced channel bonding technology. Seamlessly switch between Internet connections while providing increased QoE and reducing cellular network usage.
How Speedify Changes the WiFi Offload Game
For MVNOs, the benefits of the Speedify link aggregation technology are twofold – moving more traffic off of cellular and onto WiFi results in bigger savings as well as a better internet experience for customers.
Speedify is a complete solution to channel bonding and WiFi offloading issues on mobile devices. It can be built into existing iOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS software. It runs in the background monitoring and improving network performance for all the apps on the device.
Speedify is cost aware and uses policy based routing that can be configured for increased speed or reduced cellular usage. Optional VPN encryption means that Speedify can also keep users secure across public WiFi networks.
Currently, when a consumer connects to a dead hotspot, the device does not automatically fall back to using cellular. Instead, the consumer is stranded without any internet connection. This creates a poor user experience and discourages future use of hotspots. Speedify eliminates this problem.
New Generation WiFi Offload: Insert Gapless Aggregation
The best way for carriers to handle WiFi offload is improve the customer experience by encouraging gapless aggregation. Speedify makes gapless aggregation easy.
The app works in the background constantly managing the mobile device’s connection. It prioritizes using cheaper WiFi networks whenever possible. But, it also keeps the device connected to a cell signal and a WiFi signal at the same time. If the WiFi network fails or the customer moves out of range, the customer remains connected to the internet until another WiFi network can be found and connected to.
Speedify gives customers constant, reliable access to fast internet service. It also helps carriers handle WiFi offload automatically. The future of WiFi offloading is now. Carriers don’t need to spend money on research and development. The Speedify bonding technology is not only the best WiFi offload solution on the market; it is also the most affordable option for carriers and provides the best customer experience.