Virgin Media sees 600k people sign up to use Tube Wi-Fi
Virgin Media has seen 600,000 people register to use its London Underground Wi-Fi service since its launch in June.
Speaking at a conference in Bristol, director of metro wireless at Virgin Media Business Kevin Baughan said these subscribers have generated 40 million sessions at an average of 90,000 per day, reports Mobile Europe.
The wireless internet service is currently live at 72 Tube stations, with the network comprising 1,000 Wi-Fi access points supplied by Ruckus Wireless.
Three access points can be found across the length of each platform, while more are located at the entrances, tunnels and escalators.
Users have so far enjoyed average downstream speeds of 18Mbps.
Mr Baughan revealed the cable company is planning to be "more commercial" during the next phase of Wi-Fi deployment, delivering a further boost to coverage and allowing rival providers to offer services via the network on a wholesale basis.
During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London Underground passengers could make use of the Wi-Fi service free of charge.
However, since the end of the sporting events, full, free access to the internet has been restricted to Virgin Media mobile and broadband customers.