TITLE

How Wi-Fi saved 3G from the i Phone

AUTHOR(S)
Tanner, John C.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Wireless Asia;May/Jun2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44197557

 

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