How Wi-Fi saved 3G from the i Phone

Tanner, John C.
May 2009
Wireless Asia;May/Jun2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p6
The article presents an analysis concerning the aspect of iPhone as an element driving 3G operator interest in interacting with Wi-Fi network. It stresses the network capability of Wi-Fi to transform into the equivalent of public femtocells. It says that the costs of Wi-Fi hot spots were offset by extremely limited coverage and expensive backhaul. Also mentioned is the AT&T's controversial approach to iPhone versions of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) applications such as TruPhone and Skype.


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