Wi-Fi Access Manager (WAM) is a comprehensive mobility management platform for smartphones, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Wi-Fi Access Manager - WAM

WAM provides:

  • Intelligent control: Policy-based control over onloading and offloading
  • Network intelligence: Comprehensive Wi-Fi and mobile analytics and reporting
  • Quality: Real-time monitoring of network quality
  • User experience: Automatic switching to the best network for each application

Selecting a network based on signal strength is like selecting a highway based on the number of lanes – it works well when there is no traffic, but if the highway is congested you end up with slow speeds. Yet modern phones use this simplistic metric to decide the number of “bars” of quality a network has – completely ignoring the amount of congestion. WAM incorporates true end-to-end quality measurements representative of application performance to ensure you get on the best network.

Pravala WAM is available as both a standalone application that can be completely customized to match the operator’s brand, or as a WAM SDK that can be integrated into an existing mobile application.

Key Features

  • Policy management: Dynamic policy system to control handset behaviour based on location, network, device state, and more
  • Network management: Automatic switch to Wi-Fi with auto-authentication, and back to mobile when Wi-Fi is bad
  • Quality monitoring: Global network quality understanding based on crowdsourced user measurements
  • Lightweight client: Small application, low data usage, minimal battery use
  • Multi-platform: Supports Android, iOS, and Windows with self-hosted on-site or cloud management
  • Real-time reporting: Web-based reports with REST/JSON query interface
  • User experience: Beyond measurements to actual user experience, WAM reports how well web, video, and VoIP work for users
  • Hotspot map: Flexible branded map to show nearby hotspot locations online or offline
  • Notifications: Communicate directly with users with unobtrusive notifications
  • Data usage tracking: Avoid bill shock and compare operator & private Wi-Fi usage
  • Complete customization: Branded operator application, or use the WAM SDK for integration into existing apps
  • Standards compliant: Compatible with Hotspot 2.0, ANDSF, WISPr, and ITU G.107/G.1070/G.1030 industry standards
  • Upgrade-ready: WAM can be upgraded to ACE+ for traffic management and an improved user experience

Operator Benefits

  • Optimize network via automatic Wi-Fi offload
  • Understand network quality, even for users on Wi-Fi
  • Automatically authenticate to Wi-Fi portals (EAP, WISPr, and custom)
  • Demonstrate benefits of Wi-Fi offloading

User Benefits

  • View hotspot locations
  • Explain why network is not working well
  • Easily connect to operator Wi-Fi network
  • Monitor data usage

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