Monday, November 8, 2010

BT Reaches Two Million Wi-Fi Hotspots

BT is now operating a two million-strong Wi-FI hotspot network.
The hotspots are available in homes, independent businesses, high street chains, major city centres and now the underground -- the Charing Cross Tube station is the latest addition. Commuters can now connect to the web in the ticket hall area and Northern and Bakerloo line platforms at the station as part of a 6 month trial from London Underground and BT.

The 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 estate includes:

  • Circa 1,955,000 BT FON hotspots: These are public Wi-Fi hotspots broadcast by BT Home Hubs.

  • Circa 195,000 BT Business Hubs broadcasting a BT Openzone public Wi-Fi signal

  • Circa 3,900 BT Openzone hotspots in popular UK and Ireland locations including hotels, coffee shops, major city centres, airport lounges and terminals and marinas.