BT Wi-fi for business

Press releases

Tesco launches free and fast BT Wi-fi

18 November 2014

Tesco is helping customers get more value out of their shopping experiences with free and fast wi-fi access at stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland, thanks to a new partnership with BT.

Carlisle City Council working with BT to provide free wi-fi to the city centre

7 November 2014

A free public wi-fi service is now available in the heart of Carlisle city centre. The new outdoor network will initially cover most of the city centre and Longtown, bringing free BT Wi-fi to thousands of residents, tourists and visitors across the city.

Free BT Wi-fi in Glasgow is tremendous success

11 September 2014

Glasgow became the first Scottish city to offer free wi-fi in the city centre’s streets and public spaces on July 10 and since then more than 40,000 individual users have logged on for more than 300,000 sessions on the network, downloading well over a terabyte of data.

HSBC launches BT Wi-fi in branches around the UK

28 April 2014

HSBC has installed free wi-fi in branches around the UK to help its customers get online while they bank. The hotspots, powered by BT Wi-fi, will initially be available in over 650 HSBC branches throughout the UK. Customers will be able to use any smartphone or tablet to download its mobile banking app or simply browse the web, often faster than if they were using 3G.

BT announces partnership with goals soccer centres

17 March 2014

BT and Goals Soccer Centres have entered into a partnership that will result in BT Sport and BT Wi-fi being introduced to all 43 Goals Soccer Centres nationwide. The deal will see BT Sport shown in every Goals facility and free BT Wi-fi available for Goals’ customers.

Cardiff Council working with BT to bring free wi-fi to the city centre

14 November 2013

BT also given freedom to upgrade Cardiff’s 3G and 4G mobile infrastructure

BT Wi-fi wins Broadbandchoices Customer Satisfaction Award 2013

14 October 2013

BT Wi-fi has been announced as the winner of the Broadbandchoices 2013 award for Wi-Fi Hotspots, as chosen by thousands of broadband customers.

Free BT Wi-fi to go Live at 13 Standard Life Investments Shopping Centres

28 August 2013

BT Wi-fi has announced a new deal to provide a free wi-fi service at 13 UK Standard Life Investments shopping centres and retail parks.

Free BT Wi-fi at 140 Young's and Geronimo Pubs

15 July 2013

Visitors to Young's and Geronimo pubs are set to get free wi-fi, following a new five year partnership between Young and Co.'s Brewery plc and BT Wi-fi.

BT Wi-fi Hits 5 Million Hotspots

14 May 2013

BT Wi-fi has announced that it’s reached more than 5 million hotspots in the UK and Ireland, with the company adding more than 20,000 new hotspots each week over the past year.

Shoppers to Get Free BT Wi-fi at Fenwick Department Stores

1 May 2013

BT today signed an agreement with Fenwick Ltd giving shoppers free, unlimited wi-fi at its 11 UK premier department stores. Some 64 million annual store visitors will now be able to use the internet while browsing.

Free BT Wi-fi while you shop at Eight PRUPIM UK Shopping Centres

9 April 2013

More than 118million shoppers will have access to free wi-fi at eight of the UK's leading shopping centres, following the signing of a new partnership between PRUPIM, the real estate investment management arm of M&G, and BT.

Aberdeen Airport rolls out unlimited free wi-fi for customers

26 March 2013

Aberdeen International Airport's management has confirmed that they will offer unlimited free wi-fi facilities to their passengers from April 2.

Barclays teams up with BT to offer free public wi-fi in UK branches

19 February 2013

Over 1,500 Barclays branches to get free wi-fi provided and managed by BT.

University of St Andrews expands wi-fi coverage for town

7 February 2013

BT partnership secures greater access for town and university visitors.

New Year's Eve Sees Record Rise in Hotspot Usage

7 January 2013

BT Wi-fi reports boom December with rise of mobile devices and tablets.

BT Wi-fi Launches New Windows Mobile App as Hotspot Numbers Pass 7.5 Million

13 November 2012

BT today announced that its wi-fi hotspot numbers have passed over 7.5 million across the world, as it launches a new BT Wi-fi access app making it easy to find a wi-fi hotspot in the UK and to login from a Windows Mobile device.

GAME Rolls Out Free Wi-fi Across UK Stores

17 September 2012

GAME, the UK’s leading videogames retailer, today announced that in partnership with BT it will provide wi-fi access to its 341 UK stores, creating a new environment for gamers to interact and discover new titles.

BT Smashes Records as it Helps to Deliver the Most Connected Games Ever

11 September 2012

BT today announced it smashed several records as it helped to ensure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were the most connected Games ever. The company also set out how it has brought the excitement of the Games to a wider audience by hosting numerous free events that attracted millions of fans.

BT Hits 500,000 London Hotspot Target with New Thames Wi-fi Hotspots

2 August 2012

BT has met its goal to have 500,000 wi-fi hotspots across the capital for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, by launching new wi-fi hotspots along 44km (27 miles) of the River Thames. BT Wi-fi is also currently live on the Olympic Park.

UK leads the wi-fi boom

27 June 2012

BT launches single BT Wi-fi brand as global hotspots set to expand to 652 million by 2015

The UK is leading the global wi-fi boom, with its existing estate of more than 18 million hotspots set to increase to 21 million by 2015, according to industry experts, Informa Telecoms & Media

BT Openzone and BT Fon rebrands to BT Wi-fi

18 June 2012

BT is rebranding its wi-fi activities as BT Wi-fi and combining BT Fon and BT Openzone under the new brand.

BT delivers capital wi-fi for London 2012

29 May 2012

New venues including Olympic Park connected in time for the Games

BT, the official communications services partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced it is on track to meet its commitment to have 500,000 wi-fi hotspots across the capital in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company has also confirmed it will be the sole provider of public wi-fi on the Olympic Park.

BT Wi-fi hotspot numbers pass 3.5 million

6 February 2012

BT today announced that its Wi-fi hotspot numbers have hit a new high with 3.5 million across the UK and Ireland. BT has also launched a new BT Fon app for BT home broadband customers giving easier hotspot login from a Blackberry.

BT Total Broadband customers have free and unlimited access to the one of the largest Wi-Fi networks in the world. The numbers include more than 380,000 in London, 25,000 in Birmingham and Leeds, around 20,000 in Manchester, Edinburgh and Sheffield, and more than 11,000 in Liverpool, Brighton, Bristol and Cardiff.

Scotland soars close to 320,000 BT Wi-fi hotspots

17 January 2012

Extra coverage welcomed by Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Wi-Fi users in Scotland can now take advantage of nearly 320,000 Wi-Fi hotspots - almost three times the number of less than two years ago, BT announced today.