SputnikNet, our cloud-based Wi-Fi management service, enables service providers to manage hotspot networks of any size, easily, affordably, securely, over the web. Providers get the flexibility to offer free, paid, advertising-supported and social Wi-Fi services under their own brand.
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100 Million Sessions

Our service provider customers have deployed over 60,000 Wi-Fi routers in more than 100 countries using Sputnik technology, authenticating over 100 million Wi-Fi sessions.

This might lead you to ask a couple of questions: why did they choose Sputnik? And, why haven’t I heard of you guys before?

Our customers tell us they choose Sputnik for two main reasons: flexible control—over branding, authentication, network policies, device management, most of all, customer experience—and because Sputnik is the most cost-effective professional hotspot solution on the planet.

As to the second question, we don’t impose our brand on our customers’ networks, so we’re often a best kept secret—and some of our customers would like to keep it that way. Not everyone, though—we’re beginning to profile many of our customers here.

Sputnik Products

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  • SputnikNet is our web application for running Wi-Fi hotspots over the web. SputnikNet’s intuitive interface combines powerful network and device management with flexible control over branding, authentication and Wi-Fi user experience.

  • Sputnik-Powered devices are Wi-Fi routers and network gateways capable of plug-and-play cloud management. We sell several models for a range of uses. Hundreds of third-party Wi-Fi access points are compatible with Sputnik, giving you a wide selection with no lock-in.

  • Free Sputnik Agent firmware runs on Sputnik-Powered devices, enabling standalone Wi-Fi devices to be managed from the cloud.

Our Vision

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Broadband wireless internet everywhere— that’s a given.

But at the “edge” of the network, where a person gets online using Wi-Fi, there is an extraordinary opportunity for service providers and venues to make personal, one-to-one connections.

Cafes, airport lounges, doctor’s offices, hotels, conference centers, army bases— different venues have different goals; they may want to increase foot-traffic, burnish their brand, connect with customers, provide special offers to frequent visitors, educate customers about their products or services, or generate revenue from paid Wi-Fi service.

Whatever their goal, SputnikNet gives venues and providers the flexibility to engage customers with Wi-Fi that delivers their brand.

Why call it Sputnik?

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Sputnik, Inc. is a U.S. company based near San Francisco, California. Our company name was inspired by a milestone that took place on October 4, 1957, when Russia (then known as the U.S.S.R.) launched the world’s first man-made satellite— Sputnik 1— from the Baikonur Kosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Stunned by the sudden dawn of the Space Age, the world listened spellbound as Sputnik I broadcast a signal that was easily monitored by amateur radio receivers.
At Sputnik we believe that the rapid spread of unlicensed wireless networking will mark a no less significant milestone in the history of human communication.

Sputnik Galactic HQ

Sputnik is just north of San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge, in Sausalito California.
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