Fon´s Top 30 Countries: USA=Spain
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Below is a copy of the daily reports I get on new foneros around the world. For a while Spain and USA have been going neck to neck as the first two fonero countries. Yesterday it was exactly the same amount of foneros per country. Unfortunately we are still not ready with our map software. At Fon we show some access points but not all. We also have found out that the system that will show registered foneros in yellow and active hotspots in green is not as easy to develop as I thought. We will have it ready only by October 1st I am sorry. Basically what we need to be able to do is constantly query all access points and send the data on the active ones to the maps. Easy to say, hard to do. But Jose Antonio Arribas is doing an fantastic job managing our technical development, we went from 4 people in software and systems to 28 and between now and Oct 1st we will have great maps and many other improvements. We are also working very hard on the design of our own brand of routers. We should also have those available by Oct 1st. In the meantime the Linksys and Buffalo that foneros can buy in shops and reflash or from us Fon Ready are an excellent product.
1 – Spain – 6344 (28 new yesterday) registered users
2 – United States – 6334 (11 new yesterday) registered users
3 – France – 2571 (15 new yesterday) registered users
4 – Germany – 1302 (12 new yesterday) registered users
5 – Italy – 1269 (15 new yesterday) registered users
6 – United Kingdom – 1039 (4 new yesterday) registered users
7 – Netherlands – 760 (2 new yesterday) registered users
8 – Sweden – 721 (1 new yesterday) registered users
9 – Argentina – 636 (3 new yesterday) registered users
10 – Canada – 382 (0 new yesterday) registered users
11 – Switzerland – 331 (1 new yesterday) registered users
12 – Belgium – 296 (0 new yesterday) registered users
13 – Portugal – 237 (0 new yesterday) registered users
14 – Mexico – 208 (0 new yesterday) registered users
15 – Japan – 198 (2 new yesterday) registered users
16 – Chile – 195 (0 new yesterday) registered users
17 – Austria – 177 (1 new yesterday) registered users
18 – Ireland – 170 (0 new yesterday) registered users
19 – Brazil – 169 (0 new yesterday) registered users
20 – Denmark – 135 (1 new yesterday) registered users
21 – Israel – 129 (0 new yesterday) registered users
22 – Norway – 125 (0 new yesterday) registered users
23 – China – 120 (0 new yesterday) registered users
24 – Australia – 109 (1 new yesterday) registered users
25 – Finland – 108 (0 new yesterday) registered users
26 – Poland – 85 (0 new yesterday) registered users
27 – India – 77 (1 new yesterday) registered users
28 – Colombia – 74 (0 new yesterday) registered users
29 – Venezuela – 71 (0 new yesterday) registered users
30 – Estonia – 63 (0 new yesterday) registered users
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tony singh on May 7, 2006 ·
It is great to know that FON is growing so quickly. It would be great to have free wifi everywhere and I wish you good luck in your endeavour.
David Oliver on May 8, 2006 ·
How useful is it to show active Fon hotspots on a map unless the user can access this info when they arrive in a new location? Perhaps the map could be saved and downloaded as a jpeg file or a list of hotspots with addresses and minimaps can be saved as a pdf file – click a box next to each hotspot that you choose and the info can be packaged into a downloadable file for when you go travelling.
Or are you planning to make the Fon maps plus info about user charges available for free from a Fon hotspot without the user having to login (like many commercial hotspots do now)? They still need to find a Fon hotspot though.
You could also incorporate a user feedback/ rating system into the hotspot locator system so that users could rate hotspots on quality of connection, convenience of location, download speed etc and new users could then decide where to go to get online.
BTW, the numbers above are not the same for Spain and the U.S. – there are 10 more in Spain. 😉
Xavier on May 8, 2006 ·
Is starnge that after the well done presentation in Japan you only have 198 foneros…
Do you think is a good country for Fon??? because I listen that actually they have a internet net all around Japan, so if you want you pay a small fee per month and you can connect anywhere.
Bait-Fish on May 9, 2006 ·
I second David Oliver’s suggestion (post #3) for an offline map of some sort. Good ideas.
Boris on May 12, 2006 ·
where is possible to get a list of all countries?
you should also publish a list of foneros per capita! this ratio would give you better outlook!
Eli on May 10, 2007 ·
How can I tell how many foneros there are in Spain today?
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Marco on May 7, 2006 ·
I signed up as a fonero recently. Thanks for the great job. My only concern is – my fon router is in a residential area. So if people want to use my service how will they access it? I mean, where will they sit? I think I may have to put a table/chair outside my apt (on the sidewalk) every day because people are not going to sit on the floor and surf the net. Some of the people I know who signed up have the same conecerns, we are not in a busy area where there is a coffee shop next door or something.
Actually I think it will be good if fon cam market like a folding table/chair (all weather purpose). You can charge a fee for that. I think it will be a win-win for the foneros and fon