With consumers clamoring for mobile data at an unrelenting pace, insatiable demand for wireless broadband is creating challenges for service providers and network operators alike. Once deemed the “poor cousin” to licensed spectrum, Wi-Fi is now a strategic imperative for mobile data offload and a competitive differentiator for mobile operators and venue owners eager to keep the data-hungry public happy (Cisco).
This Boingo Infographic shows how Wi-Fi offload is helping ease network congestion and addressing the capacity crunch.
The Wi-Fi offload infographic reveals some noteworthy data points and projections, including the growth of Wi-Fi devices, offload traffic growth and what’s driving Next Generation Hotspot (NGH), the future of Wi-Fi.
When NGH networks using Hotspot 2.0 technology go live, device configuration, manual logins and authentication will be a distant memory as users seamlessly roam between networks with ease. Hungry for more information on seamless Wi-Fi connectivity? Take a look at this CNET News article covering new standards that will make Wi-Fi roaming as simple, seamless and secure as cellular roaming.
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