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Emerging Technology Analysis: Carrier Grade 3G/4G Wi-Fi Offload, Hotspot 2.0 is Emerging to Enable Data Growth on 3G and 4G Networks

Published: 19 September 2011

ID: G00216742

Analyst(s): Akshay K. Sharma , Christian Canales

Summary

New solutions for offloading data traffic from 3G and 4G networks using Wi-Fi are entering the market. They will lower communications service providers' costs in the long run and improve data customer experience.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Technology Description
    • Deployment Costs
  • Technology Adoption
    • Adoption Drivers
    • Adoption Inhibitors
  • Technology Impacts
    • Impact on the Market
    • Action That Vendors and CSPs Should Take Now
    • Action That Vendors and CSPs Should Take in the Next 12 to 18 Months
  • Conclusion
  • References

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