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Wi-Fi offload

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Bipartisan Wi-Fi bill in Senate could up speeds, ease congestion

Bill from Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Marco Rubio would call on FCC to free additional 5GHz wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi use.

By June 20, 2014

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Broadcom aims to double Wi-Fi speeds with new 802.11ac chip

The mobile chipmaker expects to be moving to double-antenna 2x2 MIMO technology for mobile phones. Also: a new GPS chip for wearable devices.

By February 24, 2014

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Sprint adds Wi-Fi calling to improve voice coverage

Sprint's new service lets subscribers use Wi-Fi hot spots to make phone calls and send text messages. The move should help improve coverage for Sprint customers, especially indoors.

By February 21, 2014

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New roaming standards to fuel growth in carrier Wi-Fi

Major mobile operators plan on turning to Wi-Fi to add more than a fifth of additional data capacity to their networks in 2013 and 2014, according to study. And new standards make it even easier for subscribers to access these networks.

By November 20, 2013

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Mobile phone data usage ripe for Wi-Fi offload

Deutsche Telekom study finds that the vast majority of mobile device data usage is from work or home, meaning Wi-Fi can help relieve congestion.

By September 28, 2011

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Ending the headaches of Wi-Fi

New standards will soon make getting from a carrier's 3G or 4G network onto a Wi-Fi network a seamless and easy process. But carriers large and small still have to get comfortable with that.

By May 28, 2013

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Smaller wireless carriers extend networks via Boingo Wi-Fi

Non-Verizon, non-AT&T wireless carriers are turning to Wi-Fi network provider Boingo to help offload data traffic and to extend their wireless networks.

By September 26, 2012

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The big squeeze: How to get the most out of your wireless plan

Wireless subscribers are paying more for mobile data and getting less. In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers advice on getting bang for your buck when it comes to smartphone service.

By October 9, 2012

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Software company hopes to speed up mobile connections

Smith Micro Software rolls out a product to make it easier for iOS users to seamlessly connect to Wi-Fi and relieve congested 3G and 4G networks -- so you can Facetime without killing your data limit.

By June 20, 2012

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Would you pay extra for seamless Wi-Fi connectivity?

A new standard will make it easy and seamless to sign on to Wi-Fi hotspots. But would you be willing to pay extra for it?

By May 10, 2012