Thursday, May 22, 2014

Telstra Aims for 2 Million Crowd-Sourced Wi-Fi Hotspots in 5 Years

Telstra announced a strategy to offer all Australians, irrespective of whether they are a Telstra customer or not, access to two million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation within five years.

Telstra is working with Fon, which provides users access to its global syndicate of over 12 million Wi-Fi hotspots.

Telstra aims to have its Wi-Fi sharing network launch in early 2015.

Australians already have access to one of the world’s leading mobile networks offering fast, unparalleled coverage on the move. Telstra’s new Wi-Fi network will broaden the choice of connection giving people a convenient way to get online using their portable devices when spending time at a hotspot. It will offer our customers the unique option to seamlessly use their home broadband allowance inside and outside the home,” stated David Thodey, Telstra CEO.

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