Should Mifi Be Your-fi?

The availability of multiple device connectivity is the biggest news coming out of the Verizon/Apple marriage. Specifically, the new CDMA iPhone 4 will act as a mobile WiFi connection for up to five devices. Other phones on the market have that capability already, but some believe that the inclusion of this feature on a Verizon iPhone will bring the concept of a personal hotspot to the masses. So how big is this opportunity really? According to Ericsson, mobile broadband will reach one billion users in 2011. Ericsson expects Asia to drive the spike in users, followed closely by North America and Europe. By 2015, Ericsson estimates that there will be 3.8 billion broadband subscriptions. You can argue that nearly everyone will want to be connected everywhere they go. However, there is another argument to consider. People want that connectivity, but they want it in the form of one connected device – part-mobile, part-computer. If this is the case, then there will be relatively little appeal in offering the option to connect multiple devices. What should you do? Some answers here