Airports and Bus/Trains Stations
Recreational travelers often access the Internet to check on travel plans and book ahead for accommodation, whereas the typical business traveler catches up on work while in transit. Regardless of business or pleasure travel, service providers at airports and other major transport venues must be able to provide secure and easy-to-use public Internet access to thousands of travelers and their multiple devices each day. Service providers need to also make sure their Internet service can cope with large fluctuations in usage that occur during peak travel periods or when major events (sporting, recreational, environmental, etc.) disrupt normal travel patterns. Flexibility and ease of use are key requirements for travelers at these venues.
Airplanes and Commuter Trains
The ability to provide Internet access attracts more business-class travelers as well as tourists with Wi-Fi enabled devices. Offering this service to customers is a way to increase revenue and can be a key differentiator in a highly competitive market.
Campgrounds and Marinas
Customers expect to be able to access the Internet from their personal devices no matter where they are – including campgrounds and marinas. If you’re in charge of operations, Wi-Fi access is a must to retain and attract these holiday makers. No doubt about it, many campers want the option to check their email, browse the Web or instant message from their devices while sitting at the campfire. Meanwhile, boaters seek the ability to stay connected, whether it’s to download a navigation map, check a weather forecast, or make dinner reservations at their destination port.
Truck Stops and Gas Stations
Whether it’s checking on hotel reservations, road or weather conditions or posting updates to their social media profiles, many travelers want the ability to access the Internet while stopping at these locations to fill up for fuel and food. Truck stops and gas stations are ideal hotspots and can be positioned as opportunities for 3G offload or EDGE performance offload.
High-speed connectivity is a profitable, value-added amenity that can enhance the user experience while on the road. The Nomadix Service Engine™ (NSE) is specifically designed for broad based Wi-Fi hotspot rollouts allowing providers to quickly and cost effectively deploy profitable Wi-Fi services.