Wi-Fi Usage

Publié le par Jean Arnal

In early WiFi days, WiFi was thought for travelers and road warriors. As such, hotspots were mainly deployed in airports or hotels; access was given as a paid service, or included in another services (hotel i.e.). Another phase comes up when municipalities found interest in WiFi to offer mass market broadband connections: access was expected to be free. But late deliveries, paid service, limited coverage, indoor weaknesses and operator's financial turmoil have contributed to give a mixed image of the service. One thing, however, has changed. The only way to connect is no more only the laptop; consumer devices now have built-in WiFi connectivity. It is already the case for cellphones or handheld gaming devices. The user profile has therefore changed: it is no more just a businessman, it is now a consumer. In-Stat has released a new report on the worldwide WiFi market.

 

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