Aruba and HPE make transition between 5G and wifi easier

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Aruba and parent company HPE are coming up with solutions to facilitate the transition between mobile wire networks and wifi networks and environments within companies. This should make the connections between 5G networks and wifi 6 networks smoother.

Specifically, the HPE subsidiary has now launched its Aruba Air Pass service. This solution aims to ensure that mobile network users can securely and automatically connect to the supplier’s Wi-Fi networks within corporate environments.

The service that will realise the compatibility between these two different wireless networks will also enable mobile operators to extend their 5G networks to the wifi environments of companies, especially for enabling wifi calls.

Aruba Air Pass

Aruba Air Pass makes it possible for end users to securely transition between mobile networks and Wi-Fi networks without problems and loss of Quality of Service (QoS).

The service uses Passpoint, a standard developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance trade association. This standard ensures that mobile devices automatically authenticate to a company network on the basis of their wireless credentials.

Combination with Air Slice

The Air Pass service can also be used in conjunction with the Aruba Air Slice service. This technology, developed by the HPE subsidiary, improves radio performance. In this way, the wireless network specialist wants to offer, among other things, a performance guarantee for the use of services such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and videoconferencing.

Furthermore, Aruba sees wifi – and especially wifi 6 – as a logical wireless network technology that can support 5G services. Companies do not need to purchase new technology for this, but can simply use their existing internal wireless networks.

Developments HPE

HPE, Aruba’s parent company, recently introduced its own new opportunities for companies to take better advantage of 5G. With the HPE 5G Core Stack, the supplier offers a set of microservices that operators with standard hardware can use to enable more 5G functionality for their customers.

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