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.
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.
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
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).
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.
aviation airplane billings rose to $15.1 billion in 2005, a 27.2%
increase over 2004.
General Aviation Statistical Databook 2005 by General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
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.
FAA Aerospace Forecasts FY 2005-2016