Wireless hotspots at airports are an attractive customer service option as well as a potential revenue generator. However, variations in how facilities and tenants handle wireless network (often called Wi-Fi) infrastructure has made the marketplace diverse and uncertain. This article discusses the various Wi-Fi applications and benefits and the ways that airports are approaching Wi-Fi installation. Airport operators are adding wireless thorugh two independent activities: selecting Wi-Fi integrators and vendors through the request for proposal process, and striking arrangements with tenants who want to install and use their own local wireless networks. A majority of the large airports that have airport-wide Wi-Fi are neutral hosts. This strategy, however, can lead to contentious relations with branded wireless providers.

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    AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated

    4212 King Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22302
  • Authors:
    • Croft, J
  • Publication Date: 2004-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 28-32
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00980523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 2004 12:00AM