Public Wi-Fi takes Center Stage as Carriers’ Next Big Strategy

 


To meet subscribers’  demand for ‘Anytime, Anywhere‘ connectivity,  operators are connecting Carrier Wi-Fi to public places like Hospitality, Cafes, Airports, Stadiums, Malls, Event Venues, Airplanes, Metro Stations, Government & Educational Institutions and more. Operators are continuously exploring Public Wi-Fi opportunities to deliver enhanced user experience and generate revenue streams by offering differentiated services to their subscribers. Simply put, carrier Wi-Fi enables these operators to deploy Wi-Fi services with a greater range of capabilities and at a lower cost of ownership.

Since more subscribers are choosing to opt for Wi-Fi than their dedicated 3G/4G networks, it will enable operators to seamlessly connect carrier Wi-Fi with public places like stadiums, libraries or shopping malls can quickly and easily help them bring in more revenue. According to aggregated data from a 2014 Wireless Broadband Alliance Research, operators are growing increasingly confident in the potential of public Wi-Fi; specifically, 52 percent are more confident about investing in public Wi-Fi than they were one year ago.

Being one of the most emerging and dynamic wireless technologies, a power shift has been observed in Wi-Fi adoption from traditional telcos to the venue owners and retailers who are also getting on the Wi-Fi game to gain competitive edge and win customer loyalty.

Enhancing Experience for Fans at Live-Events

Wi-Fi can offer a gamut of services for end users at various events. The service providers can offer free Wi-Fi services to all the spectators, show them advertisements on their smart devices via operator specific mobile app, show location directions within the event location, online ticket sale, merchandise sale, live video replays for the events, event related news, photos, social media update etc. all possible through Wi-Fi.

Engaging Shoppers with Wi-Fi 

Retailers around the world are providing Wi-Fi to bring more customers into the shop and encourage them to spend more time there. Features such as real-time analytics and heat mapping can enable the shop owners to receive relevant information about their customers so that they can modify their branding and sales strategies accordingly.  Such Wi-Fi Solution enables the retailers to offer the end users with discount coupons on mobile app, flash advertisements, real time promotions and offers to the walk-in shoppers, directions in the mall, best deals and so on.

Connectivity on the Go for Commuters

A quick update on social media, accessing important emails, searching online deals or checking weather forecasts or hotel availability for the destination location; communication options are simply limitless for the travelers with Wi-Fi. Service providers offer complimentary Wi-Fi services to travelers in trains airplanes, buses, etc. for an enhanced service experience, attain user’s mindshare, create visibility and increase monetization opportunities.

 Smart cities for Smart Citizens:

The concept of Smart Cities has taken on a lot of traction and cities around the world are harnessing the power of Wi-Fi to enable real-time information and gain valuable insights for its citizens. Enabling smart city concept to provide location specific services, real time offers, promotions and deals based on locations, etc. operators are turning to advertising as a new revenue stream, partnering with OTT and social media, reconciling with other service providers for network sharing.

Owing to its advantages as a cost effective and yet extremely powerful technology, Wi-Fi is fast gaining momentum in the telecoms space, however, regardless of popularity, the use of Wi-Fi is limited as subscribers need to discover, select and access each hotspot.

Operators are trying to address this by transforming the Wi-Fi experience, adding the mobility features of cellular networks, including automatic authentication and connection, seamless handover, automatic roaming and security. Elitecore Wi-Fi SMP has been built around a flexible framework to support carrier-grade ecosystem and enables operators and retailers to tap new revenue opportunities with rapid and cost effective deployments. Click here to know more.

Shared Wallet: Driving Flexibility and User Convenience

Operators can enable next generation ease of use and deliver unique flexibility to their customers with the help of ‘Shared Wallet’ data plans.

With mobile data making deep inroads in to the mobile usage patterns of the end user community, mobile data subscribers are increasingly moving away from the single-device and single plan model; as more and more devices connect to the internet and large amount of data gets consumed every day.

Keeping this trend in mind, end users demand the flexibility to share data across multiple devices and among multiple users, as in the case of shared family data plans. And hence the concept of incorporating ‘shared wallet’ makes more sense today, than ever before.

Why Shared Wallet is Imperative for Operators Today

From a mobile operators perspective, enabling “shared wallet” plans represent a significant challenge, which involves answering questions such as: how to assign a portion of the overall quota of data to an individual devices or subscribers, how to enable the metering process in a common pool of data that is being shared by multiple devices or users in a family of friend circle and most importantly how to enable subscribers to self manage their data plan in an efficient manner while at the same time creating user friendly approach to this whole process.

With the fast changing dynamics, shared wallet offering will increasingly help the operators to gain more from their existing network investments and create a unique competitive advantage in the market which in turn will reduce churn rates when all the family members are on the same shared data plan.

This kind of innovative data driven offering can also increase ease of use and customer satisfaction while at the same time attracting new subscribers who want connectivity on multiple devices. And most importantly, this will also herald a new revolution to connect the unconnected devices inside the operator’s network, creating more avenues for revenue generation for the operator.

For example AT&T launched the following Shared Wallet Plan:

AT&T customers need to simply choose the number of smartphones in this plan. Two smartphones get unlimited talk, texting and 10 GB of monthly data for $130. Each additional smartphone added to the plan raises the price by $15; all smartphones on the plan share the 10 GB Data.

# of Smart Phones Monthly Service Cost What You Get
2 $130 Family-Size 10GB of Data

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Unlimited Talk & Text

3 $145
4 $160
5 $175

So if a user with four smartphones in his family shifts from an existing mobile plan and opts for AT&T new share wallet/family plan; then the savings would be enormous.

In current plan the user collectively gets 6 GB of data to share at a monthly cost of $240 per month. Under the new plan, the subscriber actually gets an additional 4 GB of shared data at a monthly cost of $160 per month. By saving $80 each month, the user can gain annual savings of $960 which is huge.

Benefits of Shared Wallet for the subscribers

  • A common account for family / group can drive liberty from maintaining various individual accounts, separately.
  • Real time usage control and transfer of monetary and non-monetary units between group members can deliver a new level of customer satisfaction.
  • Can enable individual as well as group usage allowances metering.
  • Transfer of units and allowances between group members.

While shared wallet can drive operators towards a new age of data driven profitability, there are operational challenges that need to be addressed. For example, if one user in the family downloads excess movies or makes video calls, the plan can be consumed in a jiffy.  And hence, policy driven controls can deliver, innovative user control over how, where and on what device the data is being consumed.

A Policy Manager with Integrated Charging like NetVertex can enable the operators to deliver value to users by offering shared wallet plans wherein they can provide a common pool of data to a single family / group for concurrent logins by N multiple devices configurable by operators. To know more about Netvertex PCRF, click here.

 

Unlocking new Opportunities with Cloud managed Wi-Fi

Cloud computing and various kinds of applications and services that can be offered on the cloud are gaining popularity day by day. According to a leading analyst firm, Enterprise cloud services revenue will grow to $31.9 billion worldwide by 2017.

With the technological evolution and considering the scale of variety of offerings available on cloud, next generation networks services like Wi-Fi and its offerings are also made cloud accessible. A standardized cloud based platform will enable operators to leverage their existing Wi-Fi capabilities as well as launch new services effortlessly. The hosted and managed cloud based Wi-Fi platform can easily respond to the needs of today’s service providers and enterprises to deliver innovative and cost effective services through cloud thus enabling them with automated processes to capitalize on their market opportunity and launch differentiated services quickly.

Here are three reasons why enterprises are more open to the idea of managed Wi-Fi service platform today:

  • Cost Savings: Delivering network services over the cloud ensures CapEx savings with hardware and infrastructure reduction, reduced resource spend with cloud based Wi-Fi deployments something a managed Wi-Fi solutions provider can easily counterbalance. This further enables increased customer satisfaction and lowers churn.
  • Quick Time to market: Today’s fast-paced business environment requires processes and procedures to be conducted in a rapid yet simple fashion. The cloud based Wi-Fi model enables easy integration and migration, faster performance, better operational efficiency and increases agility with reduced implementation & set up time from 9 weeks to 3 days for a standard based solution eliminating hassles and headaches while accelerating their ROI.
  • On Demand Scaling: Ensures the scale to support rich subscriber base of the operator and the flexibility to manage service preparation ensuring real-time availability of services. Both large and small operators can launch and modify their services quickly using a platform hosted at a centralized location, allowing operators to use standards-based technologies and prepare for future expansion while capturing ever-growing customer market share.

The benefits of cloud-managed Wi-Fi are plenty; however, it’s essential that you partner with the right vendor to successfully meet market demand and overcome your most pressing business challenges. To experience and take advantage of all the above mentioned benefits, explore Elitecore Wi-Fi Service Management Platform (SMP) on cloud with fully virtualized architecture in a multi tenant deployment mode. With a comprehensive and pre-integrated Cloud based platform, Elitecore offers the hosted and managed model as Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS). It is a deployment ready platform easily available for the PoC and demonstration purpose. Click here to know more.

VoLTE v/s OTT (VOIP) – the future of Voice Communication

Is it really going to affect you? Let’s find out.

Wireless operators across the world are retreating from their older networks and are replacing them with new super speedy 4G LTE networks. However they still face the voice challenge for LTE waiting for VoLTE to become a viable commercial alternative.

Industry experts predict that around 65 cellcos will have live VoLTE by the end of this year. With VoLTE – operators can offer voice, video and messaging services under one umbrella offering. The Voice over LTE, VoLTE concept originated as a result of operators seeking a standardized system for transferring traffic for voice over LTE.

VoLTE offers faster call setup and carrier grade reliability. On the other hand over the top, OTT clients provide web presence, instant messaging (IM), video, and cheaper long-distance rates. There is no clear winner among the two and the topic is still debatable.

With the development of Voice over IP (VoIP) people started moving towards OTT services as a means to make lower cost phone calls. It was a substitute to direct dial calling bypassing the existing Telco PSTN Lines

However, OTT services aren’t an ideal solution either. Not only does a good OTT phone call require good internet connection but it also uses more battery power when compared to cellular calls because of the use of compression schemes to deliver higher voice quality.

Let us summarize the Benefits & Downside of both the technologies below

Technology Advantages Disadvantages

VoLTE

Software is optimized to deliver Crystal clear High Definition voice Relatively Costly to consumers because consumers have a habit of charging more for technological up gradations
Set up calls faster than traditional cellular OTT calls Limited to devices having 4G Hardware
Improved battery life of your Smartphones Interoperability will be a challenge
Calls get priority over other data services which results into reduced dropped call rates
It uses less data when in standby mode than OTT offerings
It consumes less data per call
An all-IP network is easier to manage & operate
Provide value added Services without using 3rd Party Apps – video calling, file transfer, language translation, video voicemail & instant messaging
More-efficient use of operators spectrum, meaning they can serve more customers without additional network investments
Lower operational costs

OTT (VoIP)

Lower Long Distance Call Cost More data per Call
Instant Messaging Uses more battery power on calls
Video Call Combination of analog and digital solutions installed over the years to support voice and data is difficult to manage and operate
Audio and Video Conferencing OTT clients don’t interoperate with each other
Up-to-date status of contact availability Good Internet Connection Required

So the Big Question is? With your smartphones you already make voice calls over data connection with Skype and Hangouts!” What is the need of VoLTE? It is true, you can indeed make voice calls using your data connection however these services work on your 2G / 3G data connection over the Internet, not the traditional voice network from the carriers.

VoLTE is the future of voice communications on all wireless networks. The technology will surely benefit the consumers in the long run but there could also be some hiccups that frustrate consumers in the short term. Technology will evolve in the years to come.

It seems with all the benefits that VoLTE has to offer; operators now have the ability to outperform their rivals. However having the right platform in place is important for ensuring a smooth user experience for subscribers. Elitecore NetVertex PCRF is a carrier grade platform able to handle high TPS requirement for VOLTE, it can be deployed in parallel to existing PCRF solution to cater to VOLTE service and ensure high quality voice to subscribers over LTE. To know more log on www.elitecore.com

 

Simplified Operations, Amplified Possibilities: Cloud PCRF

Today a number industries and business verticals are realizing the power of cloud computing and NFV. PCRF is among the first Network Field Application that is being virtualized and cloud ready. Operators can do more activities around data services, while utilizing cloud based PCRF solutions.

With clearly visible advantages around better manageability and controls, cloud based PCRF is increasingly being adopted as service providers realize the big value in cloud based control-plane applications such as – PCRF and achieve greater level of hardware cost savings.

With completely virtualized PCRF working on the cloud, telecom operators can easily scale their PCRF to cater to the new age traffic, gain more control on new regions and hence increase their chances of having new monetization possibilities around data services.

As operators continue to streamline their operations in a highly competitive business landscape, they are more open to outsourcing PCRF in order to save money, as well as keep their core focus activities intact. This phenomenon is driving a lot of cloud service providers to drive ‘PCRF as a Service’ model for the operator community.

Challenges with current PCRF Solutions

  • Legacy PCRF solutions are generally not that flexible to handle innovative data oriented plans, much needed in next generation data driven technologies such as LTE.
  • Legacy PCRF solutions have limited or no integration with charging functions.
  • And most important, expansion of such legacy PCRF solution is quite costly and makes a big dent on the CapEx for the operator.
  • New PCRF deployment takes additional 4-6 weeks time and it takes big effort to integrate such solutions with existing ecosystem of the operator. It also needs to be attuned to the rack space, network hardware and storage.
  • In order to drive a seamless integration of PCRF, a new team of experts is needed which also adds to the overall cost of the solution.

How Cloud driven PCRF can overcome these challenges for operators

On the other hand, PCRF on cloud offers a number of advantages. It adds a big value to the total value proposition of the business side of operations and also offers significant time to market advantage to the organization, while delivering unmatched cost benefits. A cloud based ready to use deployment can be done in a day’s time, expansion are possible at the touch of a button and with a few configurations the system can be up and running. The complete solution is preconfigured and interoperable with the existing ecosystem.

Owing to its advantages towards driving down the OpEx as well as CapEx, easy to configure cloud services are increasingly being adopted by operators with an aim to make their networks more agile and for rapid service innovation.

Cloud based PCRF can drive features such as

  • Horizontal and Vertical Scaling
  • Auto scaling
  • Pay on a rental mode

Delivering all the above mentioned cloud driven advantages, Elitecore NetVertex PCRF is virtualization ready, it will also be available on cloud based on SAAS model, thus supporting Elastic PCRF or Pay as you go model for operators. Click here to know more.

Stimulating Growth for Telecoms – Co-existence of Wi-Fi with other Technologies

Stimulating Growth for Telecoms – Co-existence of Wi-Fi with other Technologies

With an ever increasing number of mobile broadband data surge at the customer level and bandwidth-intensive services competing for limited radio resources, Wi-Fi is no longer an option for the end-customers, but it is quickly becoming an only choice of technology which can deliver seamless connectivity to cater to the growing data needs. At the Operators level, this trend of Wi-Fi co-existence with other technologies such as 4G / LTE will ensure future-proof growth for them. According to telecom experts, this scenario of co-existence of Wi-Fi with other technologies jells well with the present challenge for operators to meet the growing data demand and yet ensures that their network’s backhaul is running smoothly.

With more and more global operators lining up their launch towards embracing 4G networks, they will experience an unprecedented demand in data which can only be sufficed with the help of parallel and efficient Wi-Fi strategies. With the rising demand for anytime-anywhere connectivity, Wi-Fi is not just being used indoors in offices and private homes, but  also increasingly used in public places such as stadiums, Malls, airports etc.

In the near future, this trend is likely to prompt operators to adopt better data delivery mechanism as well as better Wi-Fi solutions to their network investments so that their customers get seamless and authorized Wi-Fi service. There are many operators which are engaged in the deployment of small-cell network called “hetnet” or heterogeneous networks. Industry experts believe that such small cells will be able to work with larger conventional base stations to improve indoor coverage, potentially increasing capacity by upto 400%.

Advantages of Wi-Fi Co-existence

  • Wi-Fi can be used as a free bundled service with 3G/4G/LTE services.
  • Wi-Fi can help LTE operators to provide service in distant area where subscriber base is low but wireless data access is required and investment budget of radio is low. LTE operators can deploy Wi-Fi at such places and provide data access to their LTE subscribers.
  • Indoor locations like basement, underground railway stations, skyscrapers where 3G/4G radio is difficult to deploy or provide good range – Wi-Fi can provide better data service experience to end customers.
  • While 3G, 4G is costly in terms of spectrum, Wi-Fi is much more affordable option for the subscribers.
  • It easily supports LTE-Wi-Fi interworking for carrier grade network performance

Click here to know how Elitecore Wi-Fi SMP can enable operators to deploy Wi-Fi along with other network based data services.

24online Strengthens Public Wi-Fi Management for Kenya Airports

If you find yourself using Wi-Fi in one of the five major airports in Kenya anytime soon, plan on enjoying a pleasurable and seamless user experience.  

These airports—Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi; Moi International Airport in Mombasa; Eldoret International Airport in Eldoret; Wilson Airport in Nairobi; and Kisumu International Airport—recently installed Elitecore’s 24online, a hotspot management solution for public Wi-Fi networks.

As Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve and mobile device ownership is escalating, we can expect adoption rates will continue to soar.  As such, users expect to be able to surf the web whenever and wherever they want using the internet-connected device of their choice—with Wi-Fi connection as opposed to their dedicated 3G/4G connection to save on data costs. From libraries to shopping malls, college campuses to airports, the need for strong Wi-Fi in these public places is a necessity. With 24online, the Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA) aims to simplify and future-proof the management of its public Wi-Fi networks.

“24online [being] deployed at five of the largest airport networks in Africa … shows the capability and scalability of the product to manage a dynamic user base,” explains Samiksh Aggarwal, AVP, Sales- 24online for Elitecore. “This hotspot management solution’s unique features will enable large public Wi-Fi networks to offer hassle-free Internet access to their users, thus making it an ideal solution.”

The solution serves as a comprehensive internet access management tool. In addition to giving decision makers the ability to manage their networks, it also allows them to create their own Internet plans; bill for those plans; manage bandwidth; authenticate and manage users; and access extensive reporting features.

The demand for public Wi-Fi networks is already here, and that demand will certainly increase over the next few years. In order to ensure users have the most rewarding digital experiences, operators need to focus on delivering secure Internet experiences while at the same time figuring out how to monetize the product.

With 24online, the path to public Wi-Fi network management becomes a whole lot easier. The plug-and-play, cost-effective solution works for locations of all sizes; whether you’re the world’s largest hotel or the world’s smallest B&B. Click here to learn more.

Why 3G operators need to rollout LTE to accelerate growth

In today’s data driven telecoms scenario, 3G operators are increasingly finding it tough to cope up with the huge data demands coming from their customers. In such a scenario, moving towards the next generation ready Long Term Evolution (LTE) is seen as a natural progression towards growth.

And this is why, with mobile operators embracing LTE as the basis for the next-generation mobile internet, as a true next generation communications technology, LTE is fast becoming the preferred choice for industry leaders across many global geographies.

Taking care of their spiraling data demands, LTE offers a cost effective opportunity for operators to blend voice and internet services and deliver new converged multimedia services in front of their customers and gain more from their network investments. However, an operator must embrace LTE driven BSS in order to create a solid revenue generation foundation upon which future growth can be achieved.

How to achieve seamless LTE deployment

For 3G operators, launching LTE is inevitable as traffic volume is rapidly growing and operators focus on enhancing customer experience through high-speed and quality-driven services has increased to improve revenue potential and gain competitive edge from mobile data services. Service providers are striving to be first-to-market but several factors make LTE deployments complex.

Monitoring and troubleshooting mobile data services is substantially more complex with shifts from 3G to LTE. Operators needs to plan and execute LTE rollout strategy to solve numerous challenges occurring during deployment such as standard solution that follows the best practices of LTE business model, launch of innovative LTE plans and offers, minimizing capital expenditures and operating costs, retaining customer loyalty via insightful analytics, monitoring huge volumes of data, shorten their time to market on delivering the right plans for their customers.

For a 3G operator, migration to LTE can considerably improve upon their potential to generate better revenue while at the same time, sharpen their competitive edge from mobile broadband services. But implementation of all this requires a highly flexible and modular Revenue and Customer Management (RCM) solution that can help them to minimize these challenges and substantially speed up and improve LTE opportunities.

To gain more from their LTE strategy, operators need a highly scalable solution that can support both 3G and LTE traffic on same platform. They need a RCM solution that can add new components like OCS, PCRF that can be easily plug and play in the operators existing ecosystem and upgrade legacy IT/network components like Billing, AAA to support advanced LTE services and plans on same platform without a single service disruption, minimal system changes, reduced TCO. And this is precisely where Elitecore can help in the 3G operator’s quest for LTE services.

Elitecore LTE RCM Platform provides a cost-efficient and seamless migration path for CSPs from 3G to LTE networks through its unique, all IP-based converged solution while enabling them to protect their existing investments and allow them to gain more flexibility and scalability, in terms of offering new age LTE services.

Elitecore offers a carrier-grade, industry standards (TMF, 3GPP Rel. 11) LTE revenue and customer management platform that comprises of a pre-integrated as well as modular stack of online charging, convergent billing, customer management, real-time business analytics, Selfcare and EPC offerings— including PCRF, DSC and 3GPPAAA enabling operators to meet all of the unique requirements of the 3G-to-LTE migration.

 

The 3Ps for LTE Success: Profitability, Personalization and PCRF

LTE deployments continue to grow rapidly, over 320 deployments have been completed worldwide, and many operators are running LTE tests. LTE is gaining popularity and soon becoming a preferred choice for operators due to its low cost per bit and greater efficiency. However, this soaring demand for LTE does not guarantee soaring revenues for mobile operators and the biggest challenge for operators remain to get the subscriber spend more for more speed. To address this challenge, they need to have the right tools at their disposal – the 3Ps of Profitability, Personalization and PCRF.

LTE spectrum licenses cost operators dearly, hence Profitability is paramount for operators and they must figure out ways for monetizing their investments. Increasing profitability requires delivering a positive customer experience, innovative personalized services and managing network cost.  While Profitability and Personalization are crucial neither of these can be achieved without PCRF.

Policy control empowers the operator, with the flexibility and time to market advantage required to improve customer experience and satisfaction based on greater personalization, choice and spending control. PCRF enables operators to dynamically control network resources with real-time policies based on service, subscriber, or usage context. It enables dynamic allocation of bandwidth, Quality-of-service (QoS) and Bill shock notifications, novel offers such as unlimited night time offer or application specific plans or bundled plans, thus it personalizes user experience while increasing revenue opportunities for operators.

While most operators may have deployed a PCRF for their 3G network but they need to check its flexibility and ease of integration with charging over standard based Sy interface for new monetization and personalization use cases, such as Tiered Services, Shared Wallet, Turbo Boost etc. Network based PCRF offers very less flexibility. To capitalize on real-time intelligence, customer insight and innovate in LTE, operators need a next generation dynamic PCRF. In a highly competitive mobile broadband market this can mean the difference between gaining the first mover advantage and winning or falling behind the competition and losing with existing business models.

A right PCRF can enable service providers to make real- time, session-aware policy decisions over subscriber access to network resources based on usage patterns, preferences, speed, time, applications type, etc. It helps operators to not just control subscriber entitlement and LTE network resources, but to charge for that control with an integrated framework of real-time policy management and charging. This framework enables operators to offer innovative, convenient, and flexible ways for subscribers to buy and use their services, such as on-demand services, real- time upgrades, service passes, etc. With such tools operators can charge on a real-time basis for QoS upgrade, bandwidth upgrade or offer ‘pay as you go’ for roaming customers without having to face the challenge of going through sign up for monthly plans.

NetVertex PCRF enables operators reduce subscriber churn, the cost associated with non business data traffic and harness to increase effectiveness through monitoring subscriber usage pattern, network contention, manage bandwidth and enabling usage based charging, meeting operator objective of 3Ps for LTE success.

Reinventing Smart Cities with Wireless Technology

As we witness an exponential growth in emergence of Wi-Fi as an easy to use and access technology, it is now largely seen as one of the most critical technologies for operators to realise the full potential of connected Cities.

The concept of Smart Cities has taken on a lot of traction and cities around the world are harnessing the power of Wi-Fi to enable real-time information and gain valuable insights for its citizens. Wireless Technology will serve as a foundation for creating a Smart Connected City. High speed internet will be an integral part of all Smart City roll outs and Wi-Fi will be one of the most optimum ways of providing it. Wi-Fi along with large number of Wi-Fi hotspots will enable its citizens to thrive on connectivity and solve their most critical problems like parking, traffic management, electricity, water and waste management; on a shared and intelligent network infrastructure. At the same time, it will enable cities to provide its people with Internet connectivity and access to a broad range of citywide services, thus making it a multiservice solution.

Five Major Benefits of ‘Wi-Fi’ for Smart Cities

  • Smart ServicesPublic Wi-Fi solutions for Smart City can enable better citizen engagement with the help of ease of access to city services, real time location identification, location based services, education, training, and job opportunities and hence this could open up new possibilities for the citizens. Wi-Fi can considerably increase the efficiency of citizen services; from driving the data running in online electricity meters to the management of traffic light control or management of real time CCTV footage.
  • Smart Traffic Management -Wi-Fi services can add a whole new dimension, to the way public services in a Smart City will be managed and delivered – from traffic lights, to street lighting, to parking information etc.
  • Smart Safety – Wireless technology can enable an automation and communication system with the public services officials, sending them real-time information about potholes, damages and other security issues in the city enabling them to implement necessary repairs in a timely fashion.
  • Smart Transport – Railways can also utilise Wi-Fi enabled solutions with RFID sensors on the lines and tiny cameras, which can help report back via Wi-Fi when lines are obstructed or damaged, thereby considerably minimizing any room for error.

Wireless Technology holds a great potential to make people’s life simpler, safer and better in a connected Smart City and this can be easily achieved by an evolved Wi-Fi Platform that can  enable the service providers to offer end user with Smart City Amenities.

Elitecore can play a major role in enabling the stakeholders realize this potential through Wi-Fi. Click here to know more about the platform.