has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance in October 2012. Founded in 2003, one of the aims of the WBA is to enable seamless data Offload for operators. The WBA and its industry leading members are dedicated to delivering high quality user experiences through technology innovation, interoperability and robust security.
Netgem strengthens its commitment to the WBA by announcing the launch of QUATTUOR, the first LTE mobile router with embedded Wi-Fi Offload. Netgem's next generation mobile router will be available in 2013 and has been developed for mobile operators that wish to differentiate their service offering and to maintain full control over their wireless connectivity manager. QUATTUOR will automatically choose the best available connection from 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks, placing the device firmly in line with the WBA's objectives. Based on a fully customised platform, QUATTUOR is designed to improve operators' data service profitability.
David Remaud, Mobile Business Group Director at Netgem, commented: "Given our previous experience in mobile router and Wi-Fi Offload with the Wobe product, we consider it is the right time to become more involved in the Wi-Fi ecosystem. Netgem´s vision is to bring new connected services to any Wi-Fi device and help operators optimise their infrastructure to take advantage of Wi-Fi networks. We have started to work with mobile operators to make sure QUATTUOR is fully compliant with the WBA's New Generation Hotspot.