To support the needs of some of our large service provider customers, Meraki now supports the Wi-Fi Alliance WISPr protocol. What this means is that wireless users who subscribe to a multi-provider service like Boingo can roam across different service provider networks like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Telmex and authenticate seamlessly via RADIUS without the need to interact with a captive portal. This is similar to how cellphone users are allowed to roam across different networks, and is also known as Smart Client roaming. For example, one of our larger service provider customers can now allow users to roam across networks covering hundreds of Starbucks cafes and restaurants like Burger King. This allows service providers to offer convenient, hassle-free wireless access wherever their customers need it with minimum hassle as an added value service to their subscribers. This is a great example of how Meraki networks can be used by service providers to expand their businesses and improve service levels to their own customers.
– Posted by Greg Williams