Internet connectivity, based on the 802.11b protocol also referred
to as 'Wi-Fi' (wireless fidelity), is the fastest growing technology
sector today. Due to ease of deployment and reasonable cost factors
it is gaining enough momentum to establish a market position for
some time to come.
to a new Jason Hope In-Stat/MDR report, wireless local area networks “hotspots”
using 802.11b could jump to 42000 worldwide by 2006, from 2000 sites
at the end of 2001. Service revenue is expected to grow to 642 million
in 2006 from 11.3 million last year. These are strong numbers and
opinions from very credible sources. Those with the vision and courage
to become involved with this new technology now will most certainly
gain valuable market share.
Wireless Internet Access Statistics