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Hotspot 2.0 to help IT managers monetise their WiFi networks

Sophie Curtis | Feb. 28, 2013
The arrival of Hotspot 2.0 later this year could have a big impact on IT managers, enabling them to monetise their public access WiFi networks by entering into roaming arrangements with mobile operators, according to Ruckus Wireless.

Other measures include standardising and securing the wireless connection between client devices and access points through the use of 802.1x and 802.11i and increasing the reach and reliability of the radio access network with adaptive antenna technology and network optimisation tools.

Ruckus is also integrating Wi-Fi with existing core systems at the network edge, using integration protocol standards such as S2a mobility over GTP (SaMOG) and GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP), and enabling advanced service functionality unique to Wi-Fi RANs, such as indoor location information and efficient multi-tenancy support for enterprise managed services.

"I'd watch this technology - it's very applicable in the enterprise market, and it could have a huge impact on IT managers," said Hrakto


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