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What about Data-Only Hotspots?

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With this advancement, we’ll also see data-only hotspots. These hotspots won’t participate in Proof of Coverage at all. They only earn $HNT for data transfer. This is the central part of the Helium technology, so it makes sense to streamline these devices further. Of course, in the early days, the (incentivized) saturation of the network is way more valuable than data transfer. Now that the network coverage is quite good, it makes sense to begin this new phase. Data-only hotspots are positioned to be an even cheaper yet single-purpose addition to the line of products that provide a LoRaWAN gateway.

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