mobile data offloading

mobile data offloading

Switching from over-the-air cell towers to another form of transmission. Wi-Fi and femtocells are the two primary methods. For example, if Wi-Fi is enabled in a smartphone, it will use Wi-Fi for Internet access, although some phones can determine which service is less clogged at the moment and switch back and forth. Depending on the phone and carrier, voice calls can also be made over Wi-Fi (see Wi-Fi calling).

Cellular carriers may also provide femtocells, which are mini cell towers inside a home or building that access the carrier's network via the customer's Internet service (cable, DSL, etc.). See femtocell.
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In this paper, we study the problem of mobile data offloading for a network that contains multiple mobile network operators (MNOs), multiple WiFi or femtocell access points (APs) and multiple mobile users (MUs).
Srivastava has revealed this grand plan after accomplishing the roll out of the Wi-fi Mobile Data Offloading Services (MDO) across the South Zone including the States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Saturday at the RTTC conference hall here in the city.
Small cells enable mobile data offloading from 3G and LTE networks, to meet capacity demands.
It features next-generation firewalling for packet core security; encryption from the eNode B to small cells, for secure data backhaul; and enables intelligent mobile data offloading to WiFi networks.
TIM Brasil and Oi SA (NYSE: OIBR), two of the largest mobile operators in Brazil, are using the Aptilo service management platform to provide a carrier Wi-Fi service with mobile data offloading.
He said that mobile data offloading is about cost saving.
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The largest mobile data offloading service on record, KDDI's new Wi-Fi overlay leverages its national WiMAX network to backhaul data traffic from each Wi-Fi hotspot to KDDI's mobile network core.
Mobile data offloading is forecast to triple in the next five years, according to a new study from ABI Research.
BSNL) in its bid to counter 4G mobile service offered by some private telecom service providers has introduced the Mobile Data Offloading (MDO) service to Wi-Fi covering five southern States.
NASDAQ: ALVR) and Aptilo Networks have successfully tested an end-to-end Wi-Fi mobile data offloading solution combining Alvarion's carrier-grade WBSn family of Wi-Fi base stations with the Aptilo Service Management Platform and the Aptilo Access Controller.
Together with Contela and Mindspeed, SK Telecom was able to significantly enhance customers' experience in data services through advanced mobile data offloading technology," said Kang Jong-Ryeol, Head of Network Technology R&D Center of SK Telecom.
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