Summer’s here but everyone seems to have gone away on holiday. Certainly we’re down 50% on staff, you can drive across London without sitting in traffic. I was even an hour early for a meeting just outside of the M25 last Tuesday.
So, we’ve established that there are no Londoners in London (are there ever) and this weekend there will be even less.
Who’s driven the usage of our Wireless Hotspots through the roof? Not only did we install more Wireless Hotspots last month than in the previous quarter combined, but our average daily online usage is up almost 100% this month over last year. That has to be a good sign doesn’t it? Our Hotels are jammed full and the cafes we look after don’t seem to be doing to badly either.
An article in the Metro this week suggested that online sales are up 16% despite everything else growing at a snail’s pace. Are all the tourists here this summer enjoying the favourable Euro or do we have a significant number of desperate graduates looking for jobs and making the most out of our Free and Paid WiFi Hotspots.
Ok, so we certainly have more Wifi hotspots this year, but we’re up on average daily use. We have more Free Wi-Fi Hotspots but these are still our minority locations. Pre-paid Wi-Fi usage is up too – looks like our prices are right after all!!
Enjoy the summer sun this weekend. If you’re in London, it’s unlikely that you’ll see us at the carnival, but certainly our offices will be mobbed (not inside thankfully).