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London has maintained its position as Wi-Fi capital of the world, according to iPass’s Wi-Fi HotspotIndex. Wi-fi usage in the city increased by 156 per cent in 2018, with users spending an average of 172 minutes online per day

In the second half of 2018, business use of wireless hotspots almost doubled and the growth of 4G technology also boosted the figures.  Compared to the number of US cities London had Wi-Fi coverage of 98% compared to New York which only had 82%. Paris, on the other hand, had 91% and Amsterdam 92%.  If America is seen as the country of slow broadband than in UK is indeed ready for its 5G network.

Londoners use of the Internet, broadband and smartphones have increased 342% in the last four years. Even on the London Underground clear strong Wi-Fi signal is constantly available. Wifi networks are commonplace and the word hotspot is common currency. Business Wi-Fi – 21 of the most Frequently Asked Questions our clients have asked us about Wi-Fi Networks

The US lagged behind Europe in growth in the use of wireless technology – its market grew by just 61 per cent compared with 142 per cent growth in Europe. However, due to previous growth, the US is still the leading region for Wi-Fi usage.

Airports were the most popular places to connect, accounting for 85 per cent of Wi-Fi connections, with Heathrow being placed as the fourth most popular airport in the world for usage.

Singapore and Tokyo were placed in second and third place respectively, for growth in Wi-fi usage, followed by Tokyo.

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