Wi-Fi complements cellular broadband for 'data on the move'
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Wi-Fi complements cellular broadband for “data on the move”
The public’s appetite for smartphones shows no sign of slowing down and the demand for data passing through wi-fi hotspots is set to outstrip the amount of traffic carried over mobile networks. And, although mobile networks will remain more suited for users who need to access data securely, or when actually moving, wi-fi is set to become the default network for video applications. But the battle between the two wireless technologies need not be a zero-sum game if the providers work together to provide a customer with a seamless experience.
- How significantly will the volume of data uploaded or downloaded from portable devices via Wi-Fi when outside of home or office grow?
- Will that growth be targeted to specialized markets?
- Will there be an increase in the number of public hotspots available?
Paul Lee, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Sector, Deloitte Research, Deloitte United Kingdom
Holly Seguine, Senior Manager, Online Communications, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited