Date Added: Aug 2011
Cellular networks are currently facing the challenges of mobile data explosion. High-end mobile phones and laptops double their mobile data traffic every year and this trend is expected to continue given the rapid development of mobile social applications. It is imperative that novel architectures be developed to handle such voluminous mobile data. In this paper, the authors propose and evaluate an integrated architecture exploiting the opportunistic networking paradigm to migrate data traffic from cellular networks to metropolitan WiFi Access Points (APs).