China Mobile taps Wi-Fi to break bandwidth bottleneck

28 Jun 2013

China Mobile has set out plans to combine small cells and Wi-Fi within its wireless network in order to cope with future bandwidth demand, Mobile World Live reports. Bill Huang, general manager at the China Mobile Research Institute commented: ‘Between Wi-Fi and small cells, I think fundamentally they are solving the same bandwidth problem. I think the convergence of the two technologies will become a consolidated and combined architecture for next generation mobile networks.’ The cellco already claims to run the world’s largest carrier-managed Wi-Fi network, with six million access points and one million microcells rolled out over the last four years.

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