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BARCELONA, Spain -- Nokia Siemens Networks is launching Smart Wi-Fi to seamlessly integrate wireless local area networks (WLAN) with cellular, mobile networks. Smart Wi-Fi comprises four elements that combine operator-controlled Wi-Fi and cellular services into a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) with traffic steering capabilities. This allows operators to select the best wireless access technology to deliver a secure, convenient mobile broadband experience for customers. “Nearly all smartphones and tablets have the ability to use Wi-Fi. Operators have a clear opportunity to use this mature, cost-effective technology to enhance the experience of mobile broadband, especially in underserved indoor public areas”, said Randy Cox, head of Small Cell Product Management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “With our Smart Wi-Fi, mobile operators can integrate and control Wi-Fi networks to deliver a cellular-like experience on Wi-Fi as part of a broader HetNet”. “Smart Wi-Fi combines our global experience in delivering access networks, integrating Wi-Fi with core networks, our leadership in Customer Experience Management and our solutions for provisioning devices over-the-air. Smart Wi-Fi can be integrated with the award-winning Flexi Zone solution to control the Wi-Fi layer. This is all supported by our Services for HetNets for complete lifecycle support from hotspot analysis and planning to deployment, optimization and care,” said Cox. Nokia Siemens Networks

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