Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Smartphones: The new 'hot spot' for Wi-Fi?

According to a recent report from industry researcher Canalys, a whooping 58% of smartphones now ship with Wi-Fi. This underscores something we at UMAToday have believed for some time, that in this category of device, Wi-Fi is more than a feature, it’s a requirement.

As flat rate data plans proliferate, mobile operators are viewing Wi-Fi as a complementary technology. With Wi-Fi penetration in European ‘internet connected’ households at nearly 50%, mobile operators are looking to use low cost, high performance Wi-Fi to offload media-rich data traffic.

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