iPass has updated its hotspot index with new numbers on worldwide usage: The access aggregator and end-point security firm iPass, which enables corporate and individual subscribers to roam worldwide with dial-up and Wi-Fi hotspots, has taken to releasing usage statistics on a regular basis. The latest numbers cover the first half of 2007, where they saw nearly 2m sessions around the globe. iPass probably represents a double-digit fraction of all for-fee hotspot usage that doesn't involve a subscription to a particular provider or other aggregator. Airports dominate usage with 46 percent of worldwide sessions taking place there. And London, with super-expensive Wi-Fi service on a pay-as-you-go basis does not surprisingly land first on their session list with 1.3 percent of all usage and 25,049 individual sessions.
Boat-Fi: Honolulu will add free W-Fi on TheBoat, a ferry that runs among stops on the island. The service started yesterday morning; Wi-Fi will commence in a few weeks.