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Airport hotspots ready for take-off

Airport hotspots ready for take-off

Despite strong growth in public WLAN usage at airports, these hotspot operators should not expect a rapid return on their investments, according to a report from BWCS. The company found that airports are a long way ahead of other hotspot locations and on average earn 50 times more than smaller locations such as caf6s.The report concludes that although Wi-Fi revenues at airports are moving in the right direction, operators need deep pockets to move to profitability–an average middle-ranking airport does not begin to cover its until its third year. BWCS forecasts that the number of airport hotspots around the world will jump from 290 last year to more than 940 within the next three years.

Airport Hotspot Usage Survey

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