Upgrading the Wi-Fi Infrastructure for Smartphones
The rapid growth in smartphone use – with the resulting high-bandwidth traffic – is stressing 3G mobile networks and causing major capacity problems. Mobile operators are turning to Wi-Fi (or in some cases, WiMax) as a way to relieve the stress on overloaded 3G networks, especially at high traffic areas in major cities and at major arena and convention centers, where cell capacity is limited and users are not moving between cell sites.
As mobile operators deploy these 3G Offload networks and strike partnerships with Wi-Fi or WiMax network operators, they must have an effective way of managing IP address provisioning and DHCP range allocations across the two networks. The patented Infoblox Grid™, with technology available only from Infoblox, automates management of these services. The Infoblox solution features a high-capacity DHCP server in a hardened appliance, providing single-pane-of-glass management, low operating cost, simple administration, and automated HA/DR via the Infoblox.
Benefits of Infoblox for 3G Wi-Fi Offload
- Rapid Rollout - Infoblox centralized management and control for DHCP eliminates the need for custom management software.
- Robust DHCP and Low Operating Cost - Infoblox appliances deliver automated HA/DR, simplified administration and upgrades, and enhanced security and reliability.
- Reduced Risk of Schedule Delays and Budget Overruns - Infoblox IP infrastructure management is easy to integrate, which helps keep upgrades and new rollouts on track.
- Intuitive Views of IP Address Space - Our industry-leading IP Address Management is synchronized to DHCP and DNS and provides intuitive management and control of the IP address space for simplified provisioning and troubleshooting.