"Its mission was always to help hotspot operators manage and
control their networks and subscribers. In the beginning, it sold
licensed software that operators ran on their own servers. But a
couple of years ago Sputnik started moving to a Web-hosted
"Today, with the exception of a few long-time customers, it
exclusively sells SputnikNet, the company’s flagship software
product, as a service, priced as low as $200 per Sputnik-enabled
device per year."