Friday, November 19, 2010

UK - BT claims to have 1.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots including FON

[isp review] Telecoms operator BT UK has today confirmed that it is still the country's largest Wi-Fi Hotspot (public wireless broadband) provider after it passed the 2 Million Hotspots mark last week when BTOpenzone connected up London's Charing Cross Tube Station (here).

Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Retail, said:

"Demand for wireless access is growing at a record rate, we’ve have added more than 780,000 hotspots in the last six months and will continue to meet the demand as more and more smart-phone, laptop, tablet, iPod and e-reader users choose WiFi to stay connected when they are out and about. What’s more our BT Total Broadband customers have free and unlimited access to the largest WiFi network in the UK included in their broadband package."

BT claims that its two million-strong Wi-Fi estate is the biggest in the UK and comprises Hotspots from the BT FON Wi-Fi Community, BT Openzone, plus BT Openzone hotspots via the BT Business Hub. The hotspots are available in homes, independent businesses, high street chains, major city centres and now the underground.

BT Hooks Up 2 Million WiFi Wireless Broadband UK Hotspots

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