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Will Satellite Operators Become (Rural) Mobile Operators? - NSR, Feb 2019
"Connecting the “other 3 billion” is a recurring motto for the satcom Industry. Unfortunately, the reality is that the impact on mitigating the digital divide is still modest. Mobile is the de facto way of getting online for “the bottom of the pyramid” but here, satellite can still find enormous opportunities by complementing the gaps of terrestrial networks. Given this trend, are Wi-Fi hotspots over satellite the key way for satcom to bring the unconnected online?"

"Numerous actors in the satcom space are launching Wi-Fi hotspot offers to serve the low-end segments of the market. The addressable market for these kinds of solutions is massive given the billions living in underserved areas. According to NSR’s VSAT and Broadband Markets, 17th Edition report, Wi-Fi hotspot annual service revenues will reach $7.5 billion by 2027, representing 43% of total satellite consumer broadband revenues."

"With HTS becoming the norm, satellite broadband offers can now meet UN Broadband Commission affordability targets of 1 GB of data for less than 2% of the monthly GNI per capita"

"Today, a satellite terminal that supports double-digit Mbps with 10s of concurrent sessions combined with a Wi-Fi smallcell is below the $1,000 USD threshold, which is within the reach of local businesses."

"Selecting the right locations to set up the Wi-Fi hotspot is not trivial. It needs a reliable local microentrepreneur with appropriate technical skills to maintain the equipment and run the network. The village must be big enough with adequate disposable income to generate demand but not too large that it will shortly be targeted by terrestrial alternatives. In the same line, the hotspot should be far enough from terrestrial alternatives to avoid being cannibalized by terrestrial solutions, but penetration of mobile devices is crucial to ensure customers can access the network."
NSR  satellite  rural  Wi-Fi  hotspots  broadband  HTS 
february 2019 by pierredv
Fon expands its Wi-Fi sharing thanks to telcos | FierceWireless
"The company now has 20 million hotspots as part of its shared system, thanks in part to partnerships it struck with telcos, mainly in Europe and Asia."

"Last November, Fon announced a deal with Microsoft whereby customers can purchase Wi-Fi passes via the Windows Store, simplifying the process for those users"

"One trend Puregger sees is Wi-Fi getting more to do within the home. With virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home, Wi-Fi increasingly is key to the connected home"
Fon  unlicensed  Wi-Fi  hotspots  trends  Microsoft 
january 2017 by pierredv
Sprint, Google, Microsoft, Huawei, TWC and others tap into aggregated Wi-Fi - but revenues remain lethargic - FierceWirelessTech
"A wide range of major companies including Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, Huawei and potentially Microsoft are collecting Wi-Fi hotspots as a way to further their respective business goals. . . . However, some of the companies that are doing the actual work of aggregating those hotspots don't have much to show for their efforts--at least, not yet" - "Lowenstein said wireless carriers' business models are completely geared toward encouraging users to buy larger and larger buckets of cellular data. Thus, there's little reason for them to embrace Wi-Fi offloading since it generally gives users more data that they don't have to pay extra for."
FierceWireless  Wi-Fi  iPass  hotspots  Boingo  Towerstream  Microsoft 
july 2015 by pierredv
Comcast exec: Cable operators may deploy 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots - FierceWirelessTech Oct 2013
Hmmm, is this outdoors, or are they also counting in-home routers? "It is no secret that U.S. cable TV operators are  jumping into Wi-Fi big time, and one industry executive is forecasting they could collectively deploy and run half a million Wi-Fi hotspots in the near future. The prediction came from David Don, Comcast's executive director-regulatory and public affairs, who did not specify a timeline"
Comcast  FierceWireless  hotspots  cable  Wi-Fi 
october 2013 by pierredv
Fon brings its shared Wi-Fi model to the U.S. - FierceWirelessTech
Madrid-based Fon, which encourages users to share their Wi-Fi router signal with others in exchange for free access to other Fon hotspots around the world, jumped into the U.S. market with a new router that accepts Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) credentials in lieu of a password. Fon's upgraded $59 Fonera router combines its usual Wi-Fi sharing features with new functionality that uses Facebook Connect in place of Wi-Fi passwords, which can be challenging both to remember and enter Fon also upgraded the Fonera router to act as a signal booster. That is because many people in the United States already have their own Wi-Fi routers, but they could use help extending signals to dead spots in their houses. Last month, AT&T and Fon signed a global Wi-Fi roaming agreement ... In addition, Fon has a partnership with T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom in Germany as well as Sprint parent Softbank
hotspots  Fon  Sprint  Wi-Fi  T-Mobile  AT&T  FierceWireless 
october 2013 by pierredv
Research and Markets: Global Outdoor Wi-Fi Market Report 2013-2018 - Estimated CAGR of 15.8% | Reuters
Per Research and Markets ((http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fcc3ph/outdoor_wifi) the global outdoor Wi-Fi market revenue is forecast to reach $37.2 billion in 2018 from $15.41 billion in 2013, at an estimated CAGR of 15.8% during this period.
trends  market  forecast  hotspots  Wi-Fi  commerce 
september 2013 by pierredv
Devicescape plans aggressive European expansion for Wi-Fi network - FierceBroadbandWireless - Feb 2013
"Devicescape's Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of amenity Wi-Fi hotspots exceeds 10 million access points in the United States, its largest market. The company intends to expand aggressively in Europe and a few other select regions over the next year, enabling its CVN to reach 26 million European hotspots by the end of 2017."
small-cells  hotspots  offload  Wi-Fi  FierceWireless 
february 2013 by pierredv

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