WiFi Offload to Grow 16x by 2016

According to iGR, carriers are looking hard at WiFi offload as a way to not only provide their customers with high-quality, reliable wireless data, but also to relieve some of the congestion on their 3G mobile data networks.

iGR's report forecasts the amount of data traffic offloaded from 3G/4G mobile broadband networks to WiFi in two categories of WiFi usage: WiFi offload and WiFi only. WiFi offload includes traffic that would flow over 3G/4G normally, but instead goes over WiFi by end user and/or carrier selection. iGR forecasts a 16 times growth in WiFi offload from 2011 to 2016.
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