If anyone has been reading my travel blog you will know that I am in Hanoi, Vietnam now. I have found the number of cafes that offer a free Wifi service to be pretty amazing. I don’t know if it is just me, but when I was in Australia, I saw very few places that were advertising Wifi.
I am sure that there are a few cafes that would like to offer Wifi, but don’t want the hassle of setting it up or maintaining it. I believe there could be a good business opportunity to start a Wifi outsourcing business to restaurants/hotels and coffee shops.
There are probably some cafe owners that would be worried that their business could suffer from offering free Wifi. You could find that people come in with their laptops, order a single drink and take up the seat of a potentially higher paying customer. To get around this, cafe owners could make a Wifi corner or only offer the service outside of busy times.
Once you have installed and set up the modem for the business, there wouldn’t be too much else to take care of, but you could still charge them a monthly rental fee.