Operators' concerns from several years ago that their networks would face crushing constraints due to higher mobile data traffic were overblown, according a new study from Infonetics Research. The firm claims that HSPA+ and LTE have been the primary reasons mobile operators have been able to squeeze increasing amounts of data across limited spectrum.
Mobile subscribers in North America and the Asia-Pacific region will be the drivers of a 13-fold growth rate in global mobile data traffic from 2012 - 2017, according to a new report from Cisco Systems.
Alvarion said it reached a deal with a Tier 1 Japanese operator to offload the carrier's 3G data traffic to Alvarion's carrier-grade Wi-Fi base stations in Tokyo. Such a strategy could be employed in the future by additional carriers, including those in the United States.
A shift away from Wi-Fi usage in leading LTE countries could cause some operators to question their plans to install Wi-Fi to offload their cellular networks, accepting that European subscribers might respond differently to LTE availability.
Time Warner Cable is using technology from Israeli-American startup WeFi to give its customers access to more free Wi-Fi hotspots that don't require passwords.
Mobile operators will offload nearly 60 per cent of their data traffic over the next five years as data usage continues to rise, according to a new study from Juniper Research.
Ericsson ( NASDAQ:ERIC ) agreed to buy Wi-Fi networking gear specialist BelAir Networks, adding carrier-grade Wi-Fi offloading technology to its equipment portfolio. This deal comes at a time when
Timed to coincide with the release of Cisco's annual report on mobile data traffic, AT&T Mobility ( NYSE:T ) reported Tuesday that its wireless data traffic doubled in 2011. However, at recent
Global mobile data traffic will grow 18 times between 2011 and 2016, to 10.8 exabytes--a billion gigabytes--per month, according to the latest report from Cisco's Visual Networking Index Global
It's become conventional wisdom in the wireless world that a small percentage of users are consuming excessive amounts of bandwidth. However, that trend seems to be accelerating, with the top 1