Virgin Media turns on Wifi in six more London Underground stations

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Virgin Media has switched on WiFi in six more London Underground stations, and says BlackBerry usage doubles

Virgin Media switched on WiFi at Golders Green, Southgate, West Kensington, Parsons Green, Kilburn and East Putney stations on Friday, bringing the number of connected London Underground stations to 137.

Joe Lathan, director of broadband at Virgin Media, said,

“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.

“We’re working with TfL and our wholesale partners to deliver a fantastic experience across the capital and make catching up on emails, checking for travel updates or sending a tweet easier than ever before.”

The operator says that it has seen increased BlackBerry usage on its London Underground WiFi network, doubling over the past year.

While this sounds like a bit of good news for BlackBerry, it likely isn’t. Virgin Media also pointed out that Android and iOS users represent 65 percent and 30 percent of usage on the London Underground WiFi, respectively, leaving just five percent of usage which likely is shared between both BlackBerry and Windows Phone.

With 800,000 users connected to the network, this leaves just 20,000 users who do not wield an iPhone or Android device.

Virgin Media was unable to say what percentages Blackberry and Windows Phone users hold, respectively.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]


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