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  • Are Wi-Fi and 4G LTE on a collision course?: PwC
    complement the macro cellular network for connectivity and throughput Today two trends in Wi Fi technology are setting a direct collision course with cellular technologies such as LTE The first is the advent of carrier grade Wi Fi What has been until today best effort Wi Fi now has the attributes of cellular technology such as security transparent registration higher availability and improved quality of service The second is the development of interoperability Cellular and Wi Fi are now capable of handing over call and data sessions seamlessly as well as authenticating and automatically billing customers The evolution of Wi Fi technology has implications strategic and operational across the industry for both mobile and cable operators Strategically cable operators are using Wi Fi as a way to enter the mobile space Cablevision s January 2015 announcement of Freewheel 3 a mobile phone service based on Wi Fi is one example of a cable operator s challenge to mobile operators Similarly Comcast and Liberty Global formed a global Wi Fi roaming agreement 4 that s akin to roaming agreements between mobile operators Such agreements likely will take a bite out of mobile operators roaming revenue streams Mobile operators though are beginning to think about Wi Fi as more than just a tool for offloading data traffic T Mobile USA s Wi Fi calling capability is an example of Wi Fi going beyond offloading data and extending farther into the full suite of mobility services And Sprint offers Wi Fi calling from overseas locations as a way to lure customers who incur high international roaming charges 5 Operationally the implications of Wi Fi s evolution include rethinking both the commercial and the technical areas On the commercial side considerations include products and services offered pricing plans the customer experience on Wi Fi vs cellular and strategy for supporting consumers across multiple networks On the technical side elements include coordinating the building of the Wi Fi and cellular network managing and operating the networks and developing an overall technology road map Spectrum strategy is another area with myriad implications Evaluating the need for licensed spectrum is influenced by the increasingly strong capabilities of Wi Fi because of how much spectrum an operator will buy as opposed to using techniques for offloading onto free spectrum Furthering the debate is the potential use of unlicensed Wi Fi spectrum for LTE service sometimes called LTE U or Licence Assisted Access LAA 6 The debate is pitting the Wi Fi standards bodies against the cellular standards bodies Wi Fi continues to pose one challenge to all those that deploy manage and rely on it how to make money on it Other than pay per use models in captive hospitality and transportation settings the willingness to pay for best effort Wi Fi has been low because perceiving its quality and reliability to be low consumers expect the service to be available for free The emergence of carrier grade Wi Fi offers the industry an opportunity to differentiate this

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  • Site map: PwC
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  • Contact Us
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  • PwC's privacy commitment
    to us as stated at the point of collection or as obvious from the context of collection This data is not shared with other entities in the network for secondary or unrelated purposes or shared with a third party other than as described in this statement or otherwise disclosed at the point of collection If there is an instance where such information may be shared the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand PwC makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information we encourage the visitor to contact us at privacy pwc com to raise any concerns Except for the mailing list initiative described above where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific PwC marketing or other materials PwC will not use personal data collected from our websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities Cookies and log files Cookies may be used on some pages of our site Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customised website experience For example a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re enter it on subsequent visits to that area It is PwC s policy to use cookies to make navigation of our websites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures Site statistics are compiled by third parties and therefore your IP address will be passed to third parties for statistical reporting only If you are concerned about cookies most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies In most cases a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites however other functionality in the site may be impaired After termination of the visit to our site you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish In order to properly manage our website we may anonymously log information on our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource Full details on the cookies in use on our website can be found on the Cookies information page Third parties It is PwC s policy only to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances As required by law through subpoena search warrant or other legal process When explicitly requested by a visitor When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party PwC s policy is to disclose information to third parties upon visitors submitting their requests e g when ordering a publication we display the party fulfilling the order Some PwC publications are listed under Amazon com in order to make it easier for visitors to purchase books

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    to identify a unique visitor It is set using JavaScript to store a unique visitor ID in an AMCV AdobeOrg cookie on the domain of the current website where represents a random string of characters First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Provider Name Purpose Type Duration Adobe Analytics AMCV AdobeOrg This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor It is set using JavaScript to store a unique visitor ID in an AMCV AdobeOrg cookie on the domain of the current website where represents a random string of characters First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Google Analytics ga This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits pwc com a new ga cookie is written with a different unique ID In most cases this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc com and it is updated with each page view Additionally this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Google Analytics gat This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits pwc com a new gat cookie is written with a different unique ID In most cases this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc com and it is updated with each page view Additionally this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure First Party Persistent 24 hours from set update Google Analytics utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits pwc com a new utma cookie is written with a different unique ID In most cases this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc com and it is updated with each page view Additionally this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Google Analytics utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc com When a user views a page on pwc com the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie If it does not find the cookie a new one is written and a new session is established Each time a user visits a different page on pwc com this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30 minute intervals This cookie expires when a user pauses on a

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  • PwC: United States: Legal Disclaimer
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  • About site provider
    Strategy Sustainability Talent Technology The economy Trust Our services Advisory Audit and assurance Entrepreneurial and private clients Family business IFRS Legal People and organisation Sustainability climate change Tax About us Global Annual Review Our leadership team Code of conduct Corporate responsibility Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites About site provider This site is provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP whose registered address is 300 Madison Avenue New York New York 10017 Telephone 1 646 471 4000 Contact us for further

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