The City of London WiFi network, run by The Cloud, has registered 6,000 users in its first month out of a possible 350,000, despite offering the service for free. Such news doesn't come as a surprise given the disappointment across the entire muni-WiFi space when it comes to subscriber take-up. Both outdoor and indoor coverage is spotty.
Last month, it was revealed that the world's largest WiFi network in Taipei, Taiwan was falling short of expectations. Subscribers there have been stymied by perceived performance issues, competition from free WiFi services and a lack of applications. At least The Cloud is looking to bolster its income by providing services for the local government, such as linking video surveillance cameras.
To read more about the lack of WiFi enthusiasm in London:
- take a look at this article from Mobile Tech Today