Wayport is one of those companies you never hear about unless you happen to be an industry insider–a state of affairs that’s just fine with CEO Dave Vucina.
In the meantime, the San Antonio-based company he runs has emerged as one of the major “hot spot” players that provide mobile Internet access to subscribers.
The company, which offers W-Fi access in approximately 600 hotels and airports, has been partnering with carriers and service providers as Vucina looks to spread out the reach of the Wayport network. In August, Wayport began working with McDonald’s in a Bay Area-based trial to become the fast-food chain’s primary hot-spot provider to all its restaurants.
Hot on the heels of enthusiasm for Wi-Fi, Vucina spoke with CNET News.com about the hot-spot market and his plans to add a host of new services in the near future.