Wireless in the home & office: the need for both 3G femtocells and Wi-Fi access points

Document number: SCF007

Tags: 3G Wi-Fi Home Enterprise Licence-exempt  
Focus: Market Drivers Wi-Fi Integration

This paper explains why 3G femtocells and Wi-Fi access points will coexist in the future. The consumer and enterprise will greatly benefit from having both technologies available, and devices will be intelligent enough to optimally select the most appropriate connection. Femtocells are critical to extend the 3G network into the home, providing high quality voice calls and supporting data applications that require more than “best effort” level of service. Wi-Fi access points, on the other hand, are well situated to continue to support data applications for which a “best effort” level of service is sufficient. 

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2015-02-13 SCF007.07.02 7