Wi-Fi First: Knocking Some Sense Into The Smartphone

By Alan Berrey

Foreward by Mark Lowenstein

The e-book explores Wi-Fi's role in the future of communications, and the profound impact that Wi-Fi First will have on business models of traditional wireless carriers and cable companies in the very near term. According to a Cisco study, U.S. consumers are within range of Wi-Fi 80 percent of the time, and that number will continue to grow with the expansion of Wi-Fi hotspots. Enter Wi-Fi First, where Wi-Fi is used as the primary network for text, data and voice and only uses cellular to fill the gaps. This book explores the opportunity (and necessity) for mobile and cable operators to embrace a Wi-Fi First strategy.