In-Building Solutions (IBS) is the solution to address the challenges posed by growing traffic inside the buildings as well as optimizing the use of spectrum. The high data users are mostly indoor in closed office environments or residences, so most of the traffic generated are from indoor and the coverage inside is relatively poor compared to outdoor. In light of the 3G and Wimax services launched, IBS is the tool to address challenges to provide indoor coverage which shall provide immense benefits to the operators.
IBS Solutions help in improving coverage and capacity inside the building that will in turn increase revenue for the operators. It will also increase the capacity of nearby outdoor cells as the indoor users wonâ€™t eat up the capacity with their high requirement of power from outdoor sites. By offloading traffic from macro cell networks, In-building solutions ensure a higher quality of service with fewer dropped calls.
IBS sharing reduces the total cost of ownership, since both the investment cost and the maintenance expenses are shared among several operators. With only one set of antennas and feeder and faster rollout, it offers tremendous benefits to the operators, without compromising the aesthetics of the building. IBS also supports Wireless LAN technology and IP based solutions to an extent, by aiding in a faster rollout of Wi-Fi services to the building. By using the distributed antenna design technique, the antennas keep the signals indoors, minimizing the impact and interference from outside the building.
Mobile Wi-Fi Offload: Smart phones and Mobile enabled terminals have changed the future of the mobile Internet. 3G/4G Mobile providers worldwide are seeing a surge in data traffic volumes. The surge although not entirely unexpected, poses serious challenges, both technical & commercial. Wi-Fi or Hotspots could be part of the solution to decrease the load of the 3G/4G network, by offloading the surge in data traffic. All smart phones without exception have WLAN as a standard feature and most support SIM based authentication, a crucial feature for enabling seamless mobile-to-WLAN offload, this is called EAP-SIM or EAP-AKA authentication. The solution includes the integration with the access point or base station, metering, rating & charging of mobile data traffic (or integrating with an existing billing solution) to public & private WiFi networks LTE Billing, Policy control and AAA for LTE, VOIP and ISP Billing too.
BYOD:BYOD (Bring your own device) is gaining immense importance in todayâ€™s ever growing mobile work environment. BYOD refers to employees who bring their own computing devices â€“ such as smart phones, laptops and PDAs â€“ to the workplace for use and for connectivity to the corporate network. High adoption of BYOD in enterprises demonstrates comfort with the blurring boundary between work and personal life.
For businesses, and particularly those operating in multiple markets, the challenge is to set the right levels of governance and manage BYOD behaviour wherever it is happening: the risk of losing data via a personally owned device is very real and potentially very damaging from financial, reputational, and legal perspectives. At the same time, the benefits of BYOD are very real and substantial, higher productivity and efficiency, not to mention lower capital expenditure on IT equipment.
Microsense, a pioneer in BYOD management having already implemented at more than 100 mission critical sites, offers this service, by enforcing access policies to BYOD devices with use of its proven state of the art BYOD solution. These policies vary according to the customer requirements and work environment and can be totally customized to meet any diverse needs
Microsense recommends below a few best practices for BYOD management.
Guest Network: In this connected world, it is required to keep your guest connected to the internet securely and we Microsense being a pioneer in setting us guest network can handle this for you. We can enable a guest network separated from your office network allowing the guest only to access the limited resources which you can define. We offer below authentication method for the guest networkWe have in-house development team who can develop this further to your requirement.