WiFi hotspot usage up 89% in the second half of 2007

Hotspot usage by business users increased 89% in the second half of 2007 over H2 2006. Europe expanded its worldwide share of hotspot use to 40%, up from 31%, as America’s representation dropped from 59% to 51%. Latin America was the latest region to demonstrate exceptional growth in Wi-Fi, with usage skyrocketing 133% over H2 2006 and Brazil debuting on the top 10 country list after tripling its Wi-Fi usage. At the city level, Tokyo placed third with impressive 118% growth, behind London and Singapore and followed by New York, iPass says.