dWiFi – A converged WiFi platform from STL
dWiFi from STL is a comprehensive and converged WiFi platform that helps telcos unlock new business models, implement innovative use cases and differentiate themselves in the market. Thus precisely addressing the challenges Telcos are facing today.
dWiFi is a carrier grade WiFi platform that seamlessly integrates with the cellular core to deliver a comprehensive feature set.
Offloading – with Device Event Monitoring, Real Time QoE Measurement, Rules and Actions on Policy, Policy on Device, Policy Pull cache, Evaluation and enforcement. Based on latest 3GPP release 12
WiFi calling and roaming - Converged 3GPP AAA offers a smooth handover between trusted and un-trusted networks, Architecture supports dual authentication mode for both 3G/4G subscribers, towards HLR/HSS, Seamless integration with HSS, ePDG, PGW from
leading NEP OEMs
AAA - Single-platform for multiple networks with common policy and subscriber profile
Monetization opportunities – Advertisements, Paid WiFi Plans and Vouchers, Loyalty Platform
Experience – Analytics to measure WiFi offload success ratio, Effectiveness of WiFi offload. Real time analytics from devices, Easy integration with roaming carrier partner networks and complete partner settlement features, Captive portal editor to build professional, responsive Captive Portals without coding
dWiFi value proposition
dWiFi platform is DevOps enabled, Web-scale and comes with integrated analytics. It is designed to help Telcos to provide wide range of innovative offerings at speed and scale, create differentiated services across segments such as public, enterprise, retail, education and hospitality and generate new revenue streams.
dWiFi is available in flexible deployment models to meet different customer needs such as Stadium WiFi (implemented for a large annual sporting event in India), Public Transport (implemented for Dubai’s public transport authority as a part of the Smart Dubai program), Public Hotspot (multiple implementations including one of India’s largest telco providers), Smart offloading (for a large Telco in India impacting 40+Million customers).
Competitive pricing models - STL's extensive global WiFi experience is complemented not only by the breadth of our WiFi solution innovations but also our competitive pricing models which includes 1) Fixed Price Or 2) subscription based pricing based on number of concurrent sessions or number of subscribers or number of Access Points.
Proven for robustness, capabilities and scale – dWiFi is implemented at over 40 telco service provider globally.
Thus, with STL’s dWiFi, operators can offer seamless user experience, compelling products, services and support as well as reduce churn. The dWiFi converged platform helps unlock new business models, implement innovative use cases and differentiate in the market. We are also updating the product to stay ahead of latest consumer needs, technological and standards changes. The product has been updated according to the WiFi 6 standards.
One stop solution for managing WiFi services for telcos which includes WiFi Offload, WiFi Calling, WiFi Roaming and WiFi Monetization
Most powerful AAA (along with support of Diameter and SCTP) available in the industry
Multifunctional Captive Portal Editor which allows you to instantly create Login pages through drag and drop widgets
Web Scale Based Architecture for zero touch deployments, auto scalability with support of virtualization (CNF and VNF)
IMPACTS TO PEOPLE AND INDUSTRY
Customer and customer situation - A leading telecom operator in Dubai, was officially selected as the enabler for fulfilling the UAE’s envisioned goal of Smart City and rolling out WiFi services at public places including malls, beaches, DIFC, Burj Khalifa, Metros and Trams, Dubai taxi etc.
STL solution - STL dWiFi solution enabled the operator to offer seamless WiFi connectivity to their subscribers across the entire length of public places and helped them to monetize the service through advertisements and location-based promotions. WiFi analytics dashboard helped them to get the better customer/business insights to plan better network and services.
Challenges that STL faced (and mitigated)
Effectively roll out WiFi across the country and establish WiFi as a base for smart city vision
Offer seamless internet connectivity at high speed but at cheaper rate
Monetize and generate ROI from their WiFi infrastructure
Offer value added services to their subscribers for customer experience and improving NPS
Wi–Fi Solution for Public Internet Access Provider (PIAP) deployed in less than 10 days
Increased WiFi Access to subscribers at 165+ locations (highly dense and most popular locations) with 12000 Access Points installed across the city
10K+ Taxis (RTA) in Dubai now offers free WiFi to the passengers for improving their journey experience.1 million+ impressions/month for the ad campaigns
Average 75K daily unique users availing the WiFi services offered by the operator leading to increased data consumption on an average 22TB/week.
Played a major role in operator’ Smart City Mission by offering connectivity on the go to the subscribers and devices by offering an enhanced service experience and increased monetization opportunity
Roadmap for WiFi 6
STL has a razor sharp focus on assisting our customers with adoption of 5G and the WiFi6/802.11ax. The roadmap for STL in WiFi6 domain is to ensure that we offer our customers end to end WiFi Stack. While most of the needed components are already existing, the aim is to ensure a thorough testing for those components, and bridging the solutions for Access Point, controller, and gateway. STL has a robust edge analytics software which will be integrated across the touch points to ensure that network dashboards are enriched with WiFi related data. Here is quick look at the overall Roadmap for WiFi stack
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