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Today’s must-read comes from Fierce Wireless’s Lynette Luna, who examines how carriers are beginning to embrace Wi-Fi as a way to deliver data while minimizing traffic on their networks. Network operators are looking for Wi-Fi solutions that provide the kind of visibility and management functionality as their 3G and 4G networks, Luna writes, and vendors are scrambling to come up with those offerings. So while Wi-Fi is a simple way to offload traffic, it is still inferior to traditional cellular networks from the operators’ point of view.