BT tackles the problem of Wi-Fi roaming and policy enforcement

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Steve Dyatt, Global Wifi Solutions Portfolio Development, BT

BT has been looking at how to make wi-fi more like cellular, particularly in terms of capacity and service. It will allow carriers to access a wi-fi network securely, with correct authentication, and able to connect back into the cellular core. At the moment, there is no resemblance in service when moving from cellular to wi-fi. A similar situation applies to LTE roaming, which BT is trialling today. There is no policy enforcement in wi-fi that can match cellular, and the only way you can make the service look the same is to bring the data back into the core.
Filmed at Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam, 21-23 October, 2014.

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