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2012, 5:31 PM
Smartphones now make up 40% of Wi-Fi hotspot sessions, and tablets another 17%, according to...
Smartphones now make up 40% of Wi-Fi hotspot sessions, and tablets another 17%, according to trade group WBA. All that activity offloads traffic from strained mobile networks, and is one reason Light Reading sees carrier Wi-Fi adoption continuing to ramp in 2013. It also sees bigger deployments, such as Cisco's recent Indonesian deal, and deployment of the high-speed 802.11ac standard thanks to chips from Broadcom, Marvell, and others. Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), up sharply since its Nov. IPO, is close to a pure-play on carrier Wi-Fi equipment.