Hotspot Usage Shifting Toward Handhelds

With the increasing prevalence of Wi-Fi-enabled handsets, hotspot usage by handheld devices has increased significantly. As a percentage of total connects, handhelds increased from 20 percent in 2008 to 35 percent in 2009, according to In-Stat. The research firm reported that by 2011 handhelds are anticipated to account for half of hotspot connects. Other factors […]

Sprint Expands Partnership with Quiconnect

Systems integrator Quiconnect, which is headquartered in London, is helping Sprint Nextel Corp. broaden its European WLAN presence; it has signed a bilateral access and interconnect services agreement with RoamPoint to give Sprint’s corporate customers access to Wi-Fi supplier The Cloud’s 7,000 hotspots in the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. RoamPoint manages the interconnection of […]

Beyond Hotspots

As the Wi-Fi market matures, partners have sighted yet more shores of opportunity beyond the sea of public hotspots. Some equipment vendor channel initiatives offer partners - particularly VARs - opportunities for a business-oriented convergent sale that combines hardware with services and applications. Meanwhile, new markets for Wi-Fi are appearing, and a trend towards co-marketing is enabling […]

Wonderful Wi-Fi: Opportunities in the Air

Broadband wireless access based on the 802.11 standard (Wi-Fi) remains a hot opportunity for channel partners interested in deploying public access hotspots such as those found at Starbucks, setting up enterprise wireless LANs, selling remote access subscriptions and even deploying WAN services and industrial applications. Discover how your agency can capitalize on this continuing growth […]

Hot Billing for Hotspots

Posted: 6/2003 Hot Billing for Hotspots Revenue Management for Public Wi-Fi Partners By Khali Henderson Public wireless LAN or Wi-Fi is one of the most hyped opportunities to come down the pike — affording potential opportunities for both wireless and wireline providers to expand their networks for relatively low cost. In the end, however, the […]

Carrier Channel: Catch Air

Posted: 5/2003 Catch Air How to Play in the Wi-Fi Game By Khali Henderson The rumors are true. McWi-Fi is on the menu. McDonald’s restaurants in three U.S. cities will offer one hour of free high-speed wireless access to anyone who buys a value meal. By year’s end, McDonald’s will extend access to 300 McDonald […]

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