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Swisscom reports that it nearly tripled the number of hotspots it operates over the year: The operator averages 6,000 connections per day throughout its 2,000 properties. While that apparently represents 200 percent growth over the year, I wouldn’t find that rate terribly impressive. It means that on average just three people log on per day in each of its locations. Considering that some of its locations are large hotels, I wouldn’t think that would be thought to be a great rate. In total, Swisscom Eurospot covers 170,000 guest rooms.
In case Swisscom is paying attention, I’ve got one simple suggestion for increasing that usage rate: lower your prices. I stayed at the Westin here in Dublin once and was astounded by how expensive Swisscom’s access was. I can’t remember the exact price and I’m failing to find the cost either on Swisscom’s site or the Westin’s, but I was shocked at the price.