Today, Hotspots use 50GB of data or more per month. An upcoming software release called ‘Light Hotspots’ will be available by Q1 2022 that reduces this number to less than 1GB per month.
The Hotspot uses data to:
- maintain a view of the global Helium Network by sharing blocks on the peer to peer network
- send and receive data packets for sensors that are in range and using your piece of the Helium Network