Huawei has said it has made a "significant step forward" in developing mobile-WIFI convergent solutions designed to help operators tackle the data increase.
The China-based vendor's mobile broadband research unit, mLab, claims it has competed the industry's first-ever simultaneous GSM/UMTS/WiFi service test.
Huawei launched its convergent solution for mobile and WiFi networks for the first time last year.
The technology is currently operating commercially in Chengdu, China, and has since been integrated into the company's AtomCell solution.
Further, Huawei said it is conducting a study to analyze tiered data service distribution according to data service type and user experience to ensure service continuity for mobile networks and WiFi.
Network operators are turning to small cells and WiFi networks to ease the increased pressure placed on them as a result of high data traffic from smartphone users.
Huawei said its solution enables a mobile network to identify and choose the best WiFi signal available, and allows subscribers to connect to WiFi networks without having to type in a user name and password.
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