Despite a seeming collapse of hotel broadband in 2001 says the report, as of mid-year 2004 a fury of deployment activity is occurring, as hotels across the board, from the small "no-frills" properties to the large luxury resorts, are viewing broadband as a "must have".
Amy Cravens, a Senior Analyst with In-Stat/MDR, says "The primary driving factor is guest demand for broadband service and hotels see broadband now as an essential element of the guestroom, along with a bed, telephone, and TV, there must be broadband access."
According to In-Stat/MDR the most significant trend currently taking place in this market is the use of wireless LAN (WLAN). WLAN became mainstream in hotels last year, but as a public area and meeting room solution. This year, WLAN is being pushed to the guest room.
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