Smith Micro Software's new version of NetWise® intelligent traffic management solution is being offered as an over-the-top (OTT) smartphone application for both Android and iOS devices. NetWise SmartSpot™ 3.0 acts as a Wi-Fi concierge, providing a simple, streamlined way for end users to locate, prioritize and connect to the Wi-Fi access points. The solution which is already being used by a largest mass media company in Mexico, facilitates the consumer trend to utilize “Wi-Fi first” for wireless network connectivity, enabling faster, easier consumer onboarding for Wi-Fi providers and lower wireless expenses for enterprises.
Among the NetWise SmartSpot 3.0 features are simple Wi-Fi Discovery and seamless user connection to secure Wi-Fi hotspots, removing the need to launch browsers or enter user credentials multiple times. The app also comes with Mobile Data Management functionality to track data used over cellular versus Wi-Fi networks and automatic connectivity to best quality networks. In addition, it has Smart radio controls on Android, adapting to user behavior and enabling the Wi-Fi radio to turn on/off as needed, to conserve battery life. According to Smithmicro, the NetWise SmartSpot is ideal for Multiple Service Operators (MSOs) and other hotspot providers who want simpler onboarding and a better user experience over Wi-Fi. It can also be used by enterprises to promote secure, reliable Wi-Fi usage for mobile employees. For Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks, NetWise Director™ offers more granular control to handle sophisticated traffic management needs, such as remote policy and software management, preferred roaming, cross-network session persistence, and ANDSF-based policy management, adds SmithMicro.