The US has more Wi-Fi hotspots than any other country but Sweden and the UK have many more per capita - the US shows up in sixth place for hotspots per million in population. China, however, is rapidly catching up on number of hotspots, but sits in tenth place per capita.

The Economist reports mobile audience media company JiWire's Q3 2009 statistics that count over 286,000 global hotspots - compared to just 53,700 five years ago.

Top 10 countries for Wi-Fi hotspots

  1. US: 67,837 hotspots
  2. China: 34,931 hotspots
  3. UK: 27,530 hotspots
  4. France: 25,652 hotspots;
  5. Russia: 14,699 hotspots
  6. Germany: 14,549 hotspots
  7. South Korea: 12,814 hotspots
  8. Japan: 11,604 hotspots
  9. Sweden: 6,893 hotspots
  10. Taiwan: 5,444 hotspots

Top 10 countries for Wi-Fi hotspots per million population

  1. Sweden: 754.9 hotspots per million population
  2. UK: 451.5 hotspots per million population
  3. France: 411.7 hotspots per million population
  4. South Korea: 259.4 hotspots per million population
  5. Taiwan: 239.6 hotspots per million population
  6. US: 222.4 hotspots per million population
  7. Germany: 176.9 hotspots per million population
  8. Russia: 103.9 hotspots per million population
  9. Japan: 91.4 hotspots per million population
  10. China: 26.3 hotspots per million population

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