In a world where Internet access is coming to be regarded as an essential utility, not having access to broadband connectivity can severely affect quality of life. Large parts of the globe, especially those in rural locations, can find themselves cut off from the digital revolution that is happening all around us, harming their potential for growth and development.
However, this is not solely a problem in rural or hard-to-reach areas. A recent market study released by the Wireless Broadband Alliance showed that more than half of the global urban population remains unconnected to broadband Internet, with 37% living in some of the world’s wealthiest cities.
As the number of Internet-enabled devices globally continues to grow, the demand for Internet connectivity is only going to increase – can satellite Wi-Fi hotspots provide the answer?