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Community Wi-Fi and Operator Wi-Fi Strategies

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Wi-Fi contributes a significant role in achieving ubiquitous Internet connectivity. Internet access on the go is critical to nomadic consumers driven by the penetration of smartphones and tablets. The “Always Connected consumer” which mainly comprised of travelling business executives now encompasses residential broadband consumers, OTT video subscribers, and tourists. A number of mobile network operators notwithstanding the sudden explosion in mobile broadband consumption have partnered with fixed network operators to offload content to their network of wireless hotspots. Fixed network operators have seen exponential year-on-year (YoY) growth in consumer usage minutes of Wi-Fi hotpots in 2012. Community Wi-Fi offers a compelling proposition for ISPs to rapidly expand its Wi-Fi footprint using existing subscribers residential customer premise equipment minimizing CAPEX. Public Wi-Fi hotspots, apart from delivering value added service to an ISPs existing customer, and emerging business models create additional revenue streams for network owners. This report gives an overview of the Wi-Fi hotspot deployments covering two key markets: US and UK.

Table of Contents

  • 1. PUBLIC WI-FI DEPLOYMENTS
    • 1.1. Types of Wi-Fi Deployments
      • 1.1.1. Residential Access Points
      • 1.1.2. Enterprise Access Points
      • 1.1.3. Indoor Hotspots
      • 1.1.4. Outdoor Hotspots
      • 1.1.5. Community Wi-Fi
  • 2. TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION PROVIDERS
    • 2.1. WeFi
    • 2.2. Cisco (Meraki)
  • 3. HOTSPOT AGGREGATORS
    • 3.1. Boingo
    • 3.2. Fon
    • 3.3. iPass
  • 4. INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • 4.1. Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Providers in the United Kingdom
      • 4.1.1. BT Plc.
      • 4.1.2. BSkyB (The Cloud)
      • 4.1.3. Virgin Media
    • 4.2. Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Providers in the United States
      • 4.2.1. AT&T
      • 4.2.2. Verizon
      • 4.2.3. Cable Operators' Hotspot Alliance
  • 5. OPEN ACCESS OR AGGREGATED SERVICE
    • 5.1. Industry Standards: Enabling Wi-Fi Roaming
      • 5.1.1. Next-generation Hotspots
      • 5.1.2. Passpoint
      • 5.1.3. Application Session Handover
    • 5.2. Telco Business Models for Wi-Fi
    • 5.3. Cable Business Models for Wi-Fi

Tables

  1. Indoor vs. Outdoor Carrier Wi-Fi Access Points, Global, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Residential Gateway Device Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  3. Operator Wi-Fi Hotspots, United Kingdom, 2012
  4. Operator Hotspots, United States, 2012

Charts

  1. Wi-Fi-enabled Device Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017