Market research firm Dell'Oro Group believes Cablevision's recently announced boost in net subscriber additions is likely attributed to the cable company's rollout of WiFi in its service area.
The operator reported a more than 70-percent sequential growth in net subscriber additions in the fourth quarter, which is higher than any other major cable operator in North America. Cablevision offers its Optimum WiFi service free on thousands of public locations throughout the metropolitan New York area to its subscribers.
"Cablevision's Optimum WiFi service is rekindling interest in municipal WiFi applications among other large service providers," said Ben Kwan, who is analyst of wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro. "For this and other reasons, we believe municipal WiFi applications will become an increasingly important growth driver for the service provider mesh market in 2009."
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