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Wi-Fi Hotspot Users

Research into the habits of more than 1,000 Wi-Fi users reveals that 84 percent of respondents are more likely to become customers of businesses that offer free access, with 96 percent saying free Wi-Fi would draw them back to that location.

Source: free-hotspot.com

Virtually all frequent business travelers depend on Internet access on the road, with 98 percent of them checking e-mail while traveling. These professionals place high importance on Internet availability when making travel decisions in general and hotel choices in particular.

Source: JupiterResearch

The wireless hotspot industry is currently growing, and the number of hotspots worldwide is estimated to nearly double from 100,000 in 2005 to almost 200,000 by the end of 2009

Source: In-Stat

According to an online survey of 579 business professionals conducted by In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, nearly half of all respondents are current hotspot users, and all others say they may use hotspots in the future. Of current users, 25% consider themselves heavy users (defined as using hotspots once a week or more).

Source: In-Stat

Wi-Fi Chipsets

Wireless LAN chipsets are one of fastest-growing silicon categories with 84 million units shipped in 2004 and an estimated 390 million units will be shipped in 2009.

Source: In-Stat  

General Aviation

General aviation airplane billings rose to $15.1 billion in 2005, a 27.2% increase over 2004.

Source: General Aviation Statistical Databook 2005 by General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

The number of active general aviation and air taxi aircraft, hours flown by these aircraft, and the number of active pilots are all estimated to steadily increase over the next decade.

Source: FAA Aerospace Forecasts FY 2005-2016