Why itâ€™s Fierce: With
all of the attention focused on the capabilities of broadband wireless
networks, operation support services (
Airpath offers some nice features. Municipal WiFi operators can customize the web portal pages and service plans for different locations in a city, all while managing the process from a centralized, web-based administration console. Venues such as hotels can run reports on how many users they have, and how often and how long they are logging in. Hotels can use WiFi as a service differentiator by providing guests a customizable user interface. Other options include different service plans, the provision of prepaid coupons or billing the access to the room.
What to look for: Muni WiFi operators and other hotspot providers are just scratching the surface when it comes to value-added applications for WiFi services. Look for Airpath to continue to offer some creative ways for these operators to entice users.