Bitbuzz reaches 100th hotspot

3 Jul 2006

Up and coming Wi-Fi hotspot provider Bitbuzz has reached the milestone of having 100 hotspots live on its network.

The company installed the 100th hotspot at the Guinness Storehouse at St James’ Gate in Dublin.

Bitbuzz opened for business in 2003 and in the past 12 months has seen 100pc growth in usage and average logins per site. The company says that logins have grown from 3.2 logins per day to 6.5 in May 2006. The company now has more than 27,000 registered users, which it says is growing on a monthly basis.

The company’s network is made up of 40pc business hotels such as the Merrion Hotel, The Clarence, Fitzpatricks Killiney, The Mespil, Buswells, Maryborough Hotel in Cork and the Radisson in Galway.

The company has also established carrier deals with companies such as Vodafone as well as international Wi-Fi roaming deals with iPass, Boingo, Trustive and WeRoam. “This 100th hotspot demonstrates we can achieve a sizeable network without sacrificing quality and we intend to push on toward the 200 mark,” commented Bitbuzz operations director Alex French.

By John Kennedy