chapter  16
Wireless Internet Offloading Techniques: Based on 802.21 Medium Access Control
ByBilal Muhammad Khan, Rabia Bilal
Pages 17

Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) offloading or simply offloading technology means releasing congestion in the licensed spectrum, that is, from cellular networks toward the unlicensed band of Wi-Fi. The latter is achieved through a vertical handover supported by mobile devices, thus creating a balance in data usage with no additional infrastructure.