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LTE-Wi-Fi Interworking

Operators have been increasingly using 802.11 Wi-Fi access points (APs) in unlicensed spectrum for opportunistic offloading of mobile traffic. To cost-effectively leverage Wi-Fi where cellular small cells are installed and vice versa, LTE/3G small cell and Wi-Fi APs infrastructure will be more tightly integrated in the future.

Passpoint/Hotspot 2.0 will be deployed to enable a secure and seamless access to operator-deployed Wi-Fi networks. To further integrate Wi-Fi APs with cellular infrastructure, operators will manage access to their Wi-Fi APs via LTE/3G. 3GPP Rel-12 is working on control plane interworking between Wi-Fi and LTE/3G, which will allow more dynamic and reliable control of Wi-Fi offloading. The RAN network will make better offload decisions assisted by reports from the devices, and Wi-Fi will appear just as another carrier managed by operator to convey traffic.

Qualcomm Research have been working on LTE/3G and Wi-Fi convergence. In 3GPP, Qualcomm and other participants have been contributing to the LTE-Wi-Fi interworking standardization.