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This data set contains public WLAN hotspots listed by region, country, and operator.


  • At the end of 3Q16, the number of paid-for public WLAN hotspots in service across the major tier-1 operators in Western Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific was 7.15 million.

Features and Benefits

  • Track paid-for public WLAN hotspot market trends.
  • Identify fluctuations in public WLAN market growth and operator deployments.

Key questions answered

  • What is the current rate of growth in public WLAN hotspots in the world's major regions?
  • Which operators and regions are leading the growth in hotspot numbers?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Public WLAN Hotspots, 3Q16


  • Further reading
  • Author

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