February 11, 2016

Internet Providers to Use Private Routers as Public Hotspots

The Juniper report highlighted the consumer benefits that the policy offers, such as free or reduced-fee access to the operator’s homespot network.

At least one in three home routers will be used as public WiFi hotspots by 2017, and that the total installed base of such dual-use routers will reach 366 million globally by the end of 2020, according to a report from Juniper Research.The report explained that these so-called ‘homespot’ routers essentially create two wireless networks separated by a firewall. This means one network is for private use whilst the other is offered as a public WiFi hotspot by the broadband operators.

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