Satellite-enabled Community Wi-Fi Hotspot Solutions April 30, 2019 Vinay Patel, Senior Director, International Community Wi-Fi , Connecting the Unconnected false Hughes has connected the unconnected with shared Wi-Fi solutions for more than a decade. Recently, we announced new Community Wi-Fi projects that form some of the 32,000 Hughes satellite-enabled hotspots enabling connectivity for more than 25 million people around the world. “Community Wi-Fi” is Internet access offered over a Wi-Fi Hotspot that anyone with a Wi-Fi capable handheld or laptop can use, either on a prepaid or government-subsidized (USO) basis. In Russia, two Hughes customers, Altegro Sky Group of Companies and KB Iskra use a Home/SMB Community Wi-Fi solution to provide Internet connectivity to more than 300,000 people across the Far East, Siberia, Central, Ural and Caspian/Volga regions. Home/SMB Community Wi-Fi is Internet access that any home or small business within range of the Wi-Fi signal can use (typically on a prepaid or subscribed basis). In Indonesia, Hughes customer PSN has deployed more than 2,000 Community Wi-Fi Hotspots to provide Internet connectivity for more than 1 million Indonesians. The service is offered by a local merchant or retailer who installs a VSAT and Wi-Fi Hotspot on their premises, then sells Internet access to the public at an affordable, per-use price. For operators and governments working to bridge the digital divide, a satellite-enabled Community Wi-Fi solution from Hughes quickly and easily enables Internet service to hundreds of users at a time. Whether offering service under a Universal Service Obligation (USO) or through a shared subscription model, the Wi-Fi Hotspot, combined with High-Throughput Satellite backhaul, makes expanding Internet access affordable for governments and providers seeking to reach unserved and underserved communities. Watch the replay of our recent Webinar with Via Satellite and NSR to learn the Three Keys to Success with Satellite Enabled Community Wi-Fi Hotspots. To learn more about Hughes Community Wi-Fi Hotspot solutions, come see us at SATELLITE 2019, Booth 1100, where we’ll showcase how consumers, businesses, governments and communities around the world benefit from the connected experiences enabled by Hughes technologies and services, today…and tomorrow. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (49) Satellite is Essential (47) Company News (42) JUPITER System (29) HughesNet (25) HughesON Managed Networks (18) SD-WAN (16) Podcast (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (12) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (8) Popular Blogs Upcoming 3GPP Release 17 to Include Satellite in Global 5G StandardJun 22, 2021 Disaster Communications Systems with Tony BardoJun 28, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space EconomyJul 19, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes EmployeesJul 19, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous InnovationJul 23, 2021 Related Posts See All How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space Economy July 19, 2021 Peru School System and HughesNet Connect Students to Educational Resources June 15, 2021 The Future of Connectivity June 09, 2021 EM Weekly Podcast Episode: When Disaster Strikes, Staying Connected Matters February 19, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.