Accuris Networks, a provider of mobile technology interworking, and Acme Packet, a provider of session delivery network services, on Monday announced a partnership to launch a Wi-Fi Mobile Interworking service, which gives mobile operators a way to extend network coverage and network capacity to Wi-Fi, provide carrier-grade security and offer value-added services even when users offload to Wi-Fi networks.
Mobile operators will now be able to use data service policies across 3G , 4G and Wi-Fi, and end users will benefit from a trouble-free connection to Wi-Fi, says Acme Packet (Bedform Mass., USA). The service is currently being trialed with tier one carriers in North and South America. Accuris Networks will show the solution at CTIA  from May 8th-10th, 2012.
The integrated Wi-Fi Mobile Interworking service works to ensure that mobile operator services get fully extended to both LTE and Wi-Fi. Operators will now be able to use existing packet data services including integration with existing charging, policy and provisioning infrastructure when their users are on Wi-Fi, says Accuris Networks (Dublin, Ireland).
Acme Packet’s Net-Net Security Gateway (SG) will help ensures secure data and voice services, while Accuris Network’s AccuROAM platform authenticates end users as they travel between 3G , 4G and Wi-Fi networks, say the companies.
The cellular to Wi-Fi/LTE interworking gateway fully integrated Wi-Fi offload and roaming incorporating support for secure tunneled packet data core interworking with any smartphone or with any Wi-Fi access point, as well as support service or application-specific tunneling and enable non-tunneled traffic breakout at Wi-Fi access point, says Accuris.