Mobile handsets with Wi-Fi are popular, generating more Traffic

October 30, 2009 at 4:59 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

As expected, Wi-Fi is catching on as a feature of mobile phones, and is generating a significant fraction of the data traffic from those devices. Taking advantage of the widspread availability of Wi-Fi benefits End User and Mobile Operator (as discussed here, and this is similar to the busines case for femtocells). Wireless Week reported today that more than 5 of top 10 devices accessing Mobile Internet content have  touch screens, Wi-Fi or an App store: up from only 1 in 10 last year. Although this does not explicitly define the amount of increase in the use of Wi-Fi alone, it is clear from the report that each of these features are major contributors to the increase in data use. [AdMob’s September Mobile Metrics Report]. Smartphones and their users are consuming a lot of mobile data, and these features are making it possible.


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  1. Requirements of wi-fi mobile handset that works on wi-fi network within campus sent us details
    V.K. Saini

    Imcellular: At the Service layer, the GSM Association has set the UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) standards to enable a mobile device to use any Wi-Fi network to securely access the mobile network (and connect to voice and data services). At the transport layer, the IEEE 802 committee has additional standards that define how the Wi-Fi network and device may reduce battery life and prioritize voice traffic (for example). Not all devices support UMA: each Operator that supports UMA will have some UMA-compliant devices. For example, T-Mobile has their own set of devices that support UMA:

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