Personal Tech Pipeline | Hotspots Top 100,000 Worldwide

White Papers

Sponsor Resources

WebCasts
Free Newsletter GlossaryContact UsAbout Us
Players & CamsPhones & PDAsHome & AutoOnline

January 24, 2006

Hotspots Top 100,000 Worldwide



Courtesy of Mobile Pipeline

A directory service listing wireless hotspots said Tuesday that the number of hotspots worldwide has topped 100,000.

Overall, the number of worldwide hotspots grew 87 percent in 2005, according to JiWire. The total number of hotspots listed in its directory is now 100,355, the company said.

Besides passing the 100,000 hotspot milestone, the company noted that the three cities with the largest number of hotspots were London, New York and Paris. By contrast, the three top cities last year were Seoul, Tokyo and London, the company said in a statement.

The three top countries for hotspots were the U.S., the United Kingdom and Germany. Last year, the three top countries were the U.S., the U.K. and South Korea.

Frank Hanzlik, managing director of the Wi-Fi Alliance, said that the number of hotspots should continue to grow rapidly.

"With Wi-Fi going into a wider array of devices like portable gaming consoles, digital cameras and mobile phones, we expect public hotspots to continue to grow at a rapid rate," Hanzlik said in a statement.

E-mail This Story
Print This Story
Reprint This Story




Get the latest Personal Tech news, product info, and trends every week.


Related Content

  Right-click and choose Copy to extract RSS Feed URL  Personal Tech Pipeline's Main RSS Feed
  Right-click and choose Copy to extract RSS Feed URL  Personal Tech Pipeline's Blog RSS Feed



Keeping Up To Date On Enterprise Server Tech?
Review our compilation of columns on server security, database software, and Linux issues.
Unleash the Power & Opportunity of Grid Computing
Experts will identify trends in grid computing, provide
examples and examine solution options.
Using Current Performance to Shape
Future Results

Hear new strategies for improving business
performance and results.

Editor's Picks

Apple posted this week its first-ever full-length movie -- the made-for-TV Disney Channel original movie "High School Musical" -- on iTunes for the price of $9.99. What do you think of this pricing for downloadable movies?
Love it! The price is lower than I would expect.
Like it. The price is about right.
Dislike it. The price is is a little too high.
Hate it! The price is way, way too high.
Neutral. It depends on the movie.


In search of personal tech products? See our new Product Finder, where you'll find personal computing devices, communications solutions, security products, and more.



PERSONAL TECH PIPELINE MARKETPLACE (sponsored links)
On the CIO Agenda with IBM
With business growth back on the agenda, the role of the CIO is changing from manager of technology to C-suite collaborator in enabling innovation that matters for the business. Read an executive summary and register to download the full IBM paper.

Symantec Backup Solutions
Desktop to Data Center Protection. Explore the Official Symantec Site.

SEC & HIPAA IM Compliance
Satisfy regulatory and compliance requirements for instant messaging.

Secure & Easy Console Management with Digi CM
The Digi CM console server provides secure, intelligent & easy access to network devices with a serial console port. With Digi CM, you can securely monitor & control servers, routers, switches & other devices even when your network is down.

Understand the financial impact of open source.
Will open source pay off? Open source is becoming standard within enterprises, often because of cost savings. Find out how much of a financial impact it can have on your organization. Get this methodology and calculator now, compliments of JBoss. Go!


Buy a Link Now


SAS continues to lead the way in the business intelligence market. Want proof?
Application-Smart Networking for Fast, Reliable, Secure Application Deliver
"Spyware: A dangerous problem you can eradicate" Read this new paper today. www.offers.securecomputing.semag.com
Top Requested White Paper Categories from TechWeb White paper Library
Top ten search terms from the TechWeb TechEncyclopedia