As Wi-Fi hot boom over the next few years, Europe is set to overtake the US, say analysts.

Analysts at The Radicati Group have forecast that the number of Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide is set to increase by over 600 percent to around 477,000 in 2007, from some 71,500 today. A significant chunk of these new hot spots will be created in Europe. Currently, North America is home to 46 percent of these Wi-Fi networks, compared to 34 percent for Western Europe, 19 percent for Asia/Pacific and just 1 percent for everywhere else.

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