carrier Wi-Fi

carrier Wi-Fi

The deployment of a large number of Wi-Fi access points in dense geographic areas by a cellular carrier in order to augment its cellphone network. All mobile devices have Wi-Fi, and the capability of offloading cellular traffic to Wi-Fi eliminates cellular congestion. The cellular carrier may also be able to generate additional revenue with a Wi-Fi hotspot plan added on top of the regular data plan.

Phones Already Switch to Wi-Fi
If Wi-Fi is detected that is already in the phone's hotspot list, or even if not (see Wi-Fi Passpoint), the phone will connect to Wi-Fi for data rather than continue to use the cellular network.
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The major factors that will drive the market growth are increase in use of cell phones and smart devices, growth in adoption of Wi-Fi hotspots by Gram Panchayats, e-Governance, hospitality, retail, and education sector, and adoption of carrier Wi-Fi by the network operators for data traffic offload and community Wi-Fi".
Swedavia has extended its decade-long partnership with Aptilo Networks to enable carrier Wi-Fi services for all of Sweden's state-owned airports, the company said.
Christian Jonsson, Director Sales, Africa and the Middle East, Aptilo Networks said: "Offering carrier Wi-Fi services is an important step in making Bahrain one of the leading technology hubs of the region."
* Other than showcasing the benefits of a citywide integrated carrier Wi-Fi network, the event will provide an opportunity for participants to meet senior executives from government bodies, technology vendors, public & private telecom operators, and ecosystem players across the world
Ericsson's Customer Unit in the United Arab Emirates recently showcased its small cells offerings and solutions at the Small Cells and Carrier Wi-Fi (SCWS) MENA summit, held from January 18-19 in Dubai.
Ikanos' home gateway extends Qualcomm Atheros' leadership in carrier Wi-Fi and wired connectivity, while providing a central hub for Internet of Everything enabled devices, services and 3G/LTE small cells.
New York, NY, July 29, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Optimization network refers to the carrier Wi-Fi and smart cell devices used in the communication industry.
- Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets): Small Cells & Carrier Wi-Fi Market: Global Advancements, Adoption Trends, Technology Roadmaps, Market Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)
However, the industry is now working on the next generation of seamless carrier Wi-Fi integration, noted Malm.
In rural telco operator-owned networks, operators deploy backhaul and carrier Wi-Fi access networks for mobile offload and enterprise/metro Wi-Fi services.
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