Six more Tube stations in London will be equipped with WiFi services from Virgin Media, as the firm reveals that iOS and Android users dominate the use of the subterranean network.
The new stations that will come online are: Golders Green, Southgate, West Kensington, Parsons Green, Kilburn and East Putney. This will take the total number of stations online to 137.
There are now a total of 800,000 devices registered on the network and Virgin Media revealed that iOS and Android users dominate use of the network with 95 percent of all page views coming from these devices.
Apple iOS devices remain the most used on the network, with 65 percent of the overall traffic, compared with 30 percent for Android.
However, the gap is closing between the two, as last year the gap was 74 to 20 percent in iOS’s favour.
Virgin Media also said that traffic from BlackBerry devices on the WiFi network had doubled over the past year, although they still account for less than than five percent of devices.
No data on Windows Phone use was provided. V3 asked for this information but had received no reply at the time of publication.
Either way, the data underlines the huge power that iOS and Android enjoy over their rivals, even as Microsoft attempts to boost its position with its purchase of Nokia.
Joe Lathan, director of broadband at Virgin Media, said bringing more stations online would help get more people online while travelling around the capital. “Virgin Media’s WiFi on the London Underground has been a huge success with Londoners and visitors alike so we’re delighted to be connecting even more people in more places," he said.
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