Boom Times for Service Provider WiFi

Nov. 7, 2014
According to Mobile Experts, service providers, including cable operators, are expected to deploy more than 4 million public WiFi hotspots ...
According to Mobile Experts, service providers, including cable operators, are expected to deploy more than 4 million public WiFi hotspots and 20 million "homespots" in 2015.

Joe Madden, principal analyst at Mobile Experts, wrote, "Even if we exclude homespot deployments, the number of WiFi access points will reach the level of millions for cable operators and public venues during 2015, outstripping the capacity of new LTE base stations. Several large mobile operators have made a gigantic blunder, by ignoring the opportunity to deploy WiFi or utilize Hotspot 2.0 - so cable operators and other service providers are jumping on the opportunity."