“The wireless spectrum crunch is forcing most mobile carriers to consider options to address a future in which there simply isn’t enough frequency available to easily meet the ever-growing demand for 3G and LTE connections,” Ryan Faas reports for Cult of Mac. “One idea that has been floated is developing systems that can offload mobile data onto Wi-Fi networks.”
“That idea isn’t new. In fact most iPhone and 3G/LTE iPad users tend to offload data service to home or public Wi-Fi networks,” Faas reports. “Doing so has clear advantages to consumers in that it helps avoid any overage fees and it can provide a faster connection in some circumstances.”
Faas reports, “Dealing with limited spectrum resources, however, carriers have been forced to consider ways of offloading data themselves rather than waiting and hoping that users to take action on their own.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]