Qualitynet Tests Hotspot 2.0 Network in Kuwait
Published on: 4th May 2014
Kuwait based ISP Qualitynet says that it has completed trials of its new Hotspot 2.0 platform with 350 locations covered across the country.
Qualitynet has accomplished this in alliance with Aruba Networks.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's NGH program promises to deliver a public Wi-Fi experience that is as easy and secure as that experienced on cellular networks. With protocols like Hotspot 2.0 IEEE802.11u, user roaming becomes seamless between different national and international Wi-Fi providers.
Mr. Mustafa Al-Najjar, GM Network Services - Qualitynet, stated "Hotspot 2.0 is a solution that aims to help 3G/GSM service providers offer a greater experience to their customers, who in turn can enjoy uninterrupted Internet coverage across enabled locations".
Hotspot 2.0 enables mobile devices to automatically discover and securely connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Similar to how cellular networks identify and switch to local networks when getting off an airplane just about anywhere in the world, Qfi - Qualitynet's Wi-Fi network will help users experience seamless transition between indoor and outdoor coverage in public areas that are powered by this technology.
"Our Hotspot 2.0 powered Qfi network helps us partner with any Mobile Network Operator, whereby their users switch to our network automatically within coverage areas. Offloading their Internet traffic onto our Qfi Network will ease the traffic off their 3G/LTE infrastructure, which in turn will ultimately benefit the user" said Mustafa Al-Najjar.