Information Technology

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Cellular To Wi-fi Authentication

Cellular to Wi-Fi authentication provides the ability for dual-mode smartphones to move freely between cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data applications. As part of the 802.11u standard, this multivendor and multiple physical layer authentication allows cellular connections to be transferred to Wi-Fi, as well as among multiple Wi-Fi vendors from one installation to another, whether it is a hot spot or, ultimately, within an enterprise.

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