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).
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
. Aptilo is also enabling carrier Wi-Fi services for Linktel, which operates the largest independent network of hotspots in Brazil.
He said that mobile data offloading
is about cost saving.
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.
Marathe, Jianhua Shao, Aravind Srinivasan, "Mobile Data Offloading
through Opportunistic Communications and Social Participation," IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, vol.
(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.
The company's solutions can be implemented indoors and outdoors in such applications as: mobile data offloading
; hot zones (Passpoint ready); education; rural broadband; oil & gas; smart cities; urban access; mobile security; and backhaul.