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1. No business model that paid for WiFi... just 'free WiFi' at hotels..., thus not carrier grade, just sort of best effort... now the real promise of substantial data offload revenue drives MSO deployment of carrier-grade WiFi which will be required by the mobile operators paying for data offload.
2. Pre-802.11n WiFi stunk, comparatively... and mobile operators were frankly averse to deploying WiFi as a complementary technology because it was so non-carrier grade... however, with the advent of 802.11N and improved antenna technologies, WiFi today is at a point where carrier-grade is achievable, especially with deep-pocket MSO's planning/deploying vs local fly-by-night VARs