Saturday, 10 December 2016

WiFi offload? There's an app for that

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Barcelona
Wednesday 16 February 11

T-Mobile USA plumps for WiFi offload rather than femtocells to boost coverage; shares benefits of Kineto Wireless' app.

Mobile operators for the most part agree that they need to remove data traffic from their networks, but their approaches to addressing the situation differ. Using WiFi offload is one option, but many have expressed concerns over the impact on the user experience. However, one U.S. mobile operator has adopted a novel way of both offloading data and improving in-building coverage, while at the same time making it easy for the end user. T-Mobile USA has deployed the Smart Wi-Fi application from Kineto Wireless…

Mobile operators for the most part agree that they need to remove data traffic from their networks, but their approaches to addressing the situation differ. Using WiFi offload is one option, but many have expressed concerns over the impact on the user experience. However, one U.S. mobile operator has adopted a novel way of both offloading data and improving in-building coverage, while at the same time making it easy for the end user. T-Mobile USA has deployed the Smart Wi-Fi application from Kineto Wireless…

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