Tuesday, May 16, 2006

BT Outlines Wi-Fi Rollout in Six Cities

BT has signed contracts with six cities across the UK (Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Westminster) to rollout Wi-Fi networks.

BT said it strategy is to work with Intel, other leading partners in wireless solutions and local authorities to roll out a wide area of wireless broadband in metropolitan areas. This will be based around wireless broadband in the home, BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots, Wireless Cities, and high speed mobile access.

The wireless networks will be available to a wide range of devices, including the forthcoming Wi-Fi version of BT Fusion and a similar product currently being developed for corporate customers. These handsets will use the wireless broadband network to make calls over broadband at landline rates and provide a rich media experience, such as video calling and access to internet applications and services.


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