WiFi & Hotspot 2.0 at MWC

WiFi and Hotspot 2.0 announcements are all over at Mobile World Congress. Juniper Research recently estimated that 60 percent of mobile phone traffic will be offloaded to Wi-Fi networks by 2017. Hotspot 2.0 WiFi services are expected to be integrated into many small cells in the coming years.

Hotspot 2.0, using Passpoint-certified devices, enables mobile devices to seamlessly roam across different Wi-Fi hotspots. It supports a SIM card in a phone that enables roaming from the user’s home service providers to different secure sites. More than 400 devices have obtained Passpoint certification, including a wide range of smartphones and tablets.

Some of the WiFi and Hotspot 2.0 announcements at MWC include:

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