Virgin Media hits 3m sessions on Tube Wi-Fi network
Close to three million online sessions have been provided by Virgin Media's Wi-Fi broadband network, which has been available at some stations on the London Underground since the Olympic Games began.
The communications provider rolled out the system in early June and told V3 that 345,889 users have registered for the service since its launch.
As of the end of last month, nearly 15 million sessions had been logged, with July 31st 2012 the busiest day for the network. Since the Games got underway, 2.7 million sessions have been carried out by smartphone and tablet owners.
A total of 72 stations have Wi-Fi broadband installed, just short of the target Virgin Media had set itself.
"We'd identified a maximum of 80 stations for ahead of the Games and it's a pretty good result for a six-week rollout schedule," a spokesperson was quoted by V3 as saying.
The representative added Virgin Media is to "continue the rollout to around 120 stations in 2012".
Virgin is offering the service free of charge for the duration of the Games, but only Virgin Media broadband and mobile customers will have complimentary access after the event is over.
However, other mobile providers will have the opportunity to purchase wholesale access, allowing their subscribers to use the service for free.