This IDC Market Presentation provides the view on the current state of the public Wi-Fi market from a network vendor perspective. It discusses current market trends and challenges facing network vendors, along with a brief overview of the main network players providing public Wi-Fi solutions. More detailed information about public Wi-Fi market is discussed in the IDC report Opportunities for WiFi in Public Spaces in Support of Public Services (IDC #EUR145298419, July 2019).
"Interest in public Wi-Fi is on the rise again. The proliferation of new technologies, alternative means of funding, and EU Commission support through the WiFi4EU project are driving this interest. Nevertheless, rolling out public Wi-Fi is a complex process that requires the involvement of several different parties. Network vendors offering this type of solution should therefore seek to form intelligent partnerships and act as consultants for municipalities." — Senior Research Analyst Ksenia Efimova, EMEA Enterprise Networks