There will be 100,000 public WiFi hotspots worldwide by year's end, analysts claim.

Wireless Broadband Analyst (WBA) describes major growth in the Asia-Pacific markets, while Western Europe is also leading in adoption.

"Western Europe takes the lead, seeing its market share increase from 40 per cent to 42 per cent. North America also expands from 21 per cent to 26 per cent," the report claims, according to ISP Review.