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News | 12/16/2003 5:00 am EST

Hotspot locations skyrocket in three years
Worldwide hotspot locations have skyrocketed from a few hundred in 2000 to approximately 40,000 in 2003, according to research from In-Stat/MDR. Despite the success in rapidly expanding the number of hotspot venues, hotspot usage continues to lag, according to the market research firm. It conducted a survey on usage and found that while half of survey respondents used visitor-based networks (VBNs), found in hotels for example, they used them infrequently. In all venues except hotels, the majority of respondents indicated using hotspots less than six times per year and the average monthly VBN expenditure among users was US$12.10.

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