The Personal Hotspot Market

I remember 2-3 years ago a Spanish startup called Fon tried to develop routers, which would be used as hotspots and the owner of the router can make some money off it.

Well, the idea sounds nice, but in 2011  a ton of people own smart phones, which are capable of switching on their own hotspots. These new devices obviously kill such companies including hotspot providers in airports or Mifi sticks, which used to sell like crazy.

That being said, there is still a huge untapped market for hotspot systems.  Just imagine you live above a popular coffee shop or Starbucks and get your own hotspot going. If you use  powerful hotspot software such as Hotspotsystem or Radius Gateway, you’ll be capable of outdoing the Starbucks wireless and therefore generate some serious income.

Same counts for restaurant owners, who decide to offer internet for their clients , which then results not only in additional internet revenues, but also in additional sales.

Well, we’ll see where the future is going…

December 27, 2010

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