Wi-Fi Traffic Offload in LTE
The predicted tremendous growth of mobile data traffic demands suitable solutions for coping with the high amount of data. In addition to optimizing the mobile network itself, solutions to include other access technologies such as Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 are considered. This webinar provides an overview of the Wi-Fi traffic offload in LTE as standardized by 3GPP. The enhancements for Wi-Fi standardized by IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance are also explained. This includes access methods in the joint network, security, IP mobility, as well as network discovery and selection. Furthermore, the webinar takes a look at the test methods concerning the functionality itself and also the coexistence issues of devices containing multiple radio technologies.
Attendees will learn:
- Principal functionality of Wi-Fi offloading
- Required extensions for user devices and networks
- Secure access to Wi-Fi networks
- Basic understanding of LTE/EPC and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11
- Basic knowledge of network protocols
- Engineering and lab managers
- Product managers
- Software and protocol development engineers
- Network and systems engineers
- Test engineers
- Application and support engineers
Juergen Schlienz, Technology Manager, Test and Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich
Dr. Juergen Schlienz received his master's degree and PhD in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After one year at the University of Plymouth (UK) as a scientific employee, he joined Rohde & Schwarz in Munich in 1998 as a development engineer. In this position he developed the physical layer for test and measurement devices in wireless communications. Since 2007 he has been working in the strategic marketing group as a technology manager. His main responsibility now is to work as a 3GPP RAN2 delegate.
Adrian Schumacher, Development Engineer, Test and Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich
Adrian Schumacher received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, in 2006. He has been with Rohde & Schwarz in Munich since then, including an extended assignment in the USA. Adrian worked on the LTE physical layer for over five years before joining the International R&D Mobile Radio Testers department. As a system architect he is focusing on the physical layer for IEEE 802.11 standards. Adrian is an IEEE member and a Wi-Fi Alliance delegate from Rohde & Schwarz. He holds several patents in the area of wireless communications.