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Demand for Wi-Fi Hot Spots Sparks Provider Landgrab

  • 17 September, 2003 15:02

<p>Demand for Wi-Fi Hot Spots Sparks Provider Landgrab</p>
<p>Service Providers Compete to Capture Most Desirable Locations, says META Group</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, (September 17, 2003) By late 2004, Wi-Fi hot spots will become a viable addition to the enterprise remote-access strategy, according to META Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: METG). As hot-spot build-outs and interprovider roaming agreements continue to expand, leading enterprises will procure Wi-Fi services in a bundled fashion, along with other offerings such as cellular and internet dial services.
"The market for Internet access via public Wi-Fi hot spots has seen an influx of offerings from service providers over the past year", said USA META Group Wi-Fi analyst Chris Kozup. "The promise of embedded Wi-Fi in every laptop, coupled with the demand for broadband speed, has sparked a virtual landgrab, with providers hoping to capture the most desirable hot-spot locations.
As the hot-spot market grows, enterprise customers should evaluate providers on their ability to offer quality coverage, interprovider roaming agreements, and bundled services, as well as their long-term viability. Initially, most enterprises will be best suited to a usage-based
payment plan, as opposed to a subscription plan. Aggregators and carriers will be the most successful providers, offering the highest-quality networks and broadest coverage.</p>
<p>About META Group
META Group is a leading provider of information technology research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. Delivering objective and actionable guidance, META Group¡¦s experienced analysts and consultants are trusted advisors to IT and business executives around the world. Our unique collaborative models and dedicated customer service help clients be more efficient, effective, and timely in their use of IT to achieve their business goals. Visit for more details on our high-value approach.</p>
Kirsten Davey
Markom Marketing
<p>Peter Carr, General Manager
META Group

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