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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.

Wales rockets to 170,000 BT Wi-fi hotspots

6 December 2011

Wi-Fi users in Wales can now take advantage of nearly 170,000 Wi-fi hotspots – nearly three times the number that existed less than two years ago, BT announced today.


John Lewis commits to free WiFi in all its shops

21 October 2011

John Lewis today announced its intention to become the first UK department store retailer to offer free WiFi access to customers in its shops nationwide.


Hilton Worldwide and BT Openzone to enhance Internet services across Portfolio of UK and Ireland hotels

28 June 2011

Hilton Worldwide has entered into a strategic agreement with BT Openzone to provide a fully-managed suite of Wi-Fi and Internet services across hotels in the U.K. and Ireland.

The new technology will provide a tenfold increase in bandwidth and an even more consistent, high-quality online experience for guests at nearly 100 Hilton Worldwide properties beginning in Autumn 2011.


Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance® collaborate on
hotspot innovations

21 June 2011

Coordination of programs will improve Wi-Fi roaming, data offload and user experience across operators

The Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have announced plans to collaborate in order to harmonize their programs related to Wi-Fi hotspot ease of use and roaming. WBA's inter-operator Wi-Fi roaming efforts and Wi-Fi Alliance's planned certification program for Wi-Fi equipment will be developed with close coordination between the two groups to help ensure the best user experience.


Wireless Broadband Alliance drives industry to next generation hotspots

16 June 2011

Seamless Hotspot trials and 17 new members announced at Global Conference in Paris

The Wireless Broadband Alliance ("WBA"), a pioneer in global Wireless Broadband roaming for public Wi-Fi networks, will be hosting the 19th WBA Roundtable Conference and Wi-Fi Ecosystem Conference in Paris from 20-22 June 2011. The WBA is being joined by 17 new members, including China Mobile, Aircel, Aptilo Networks, BelAir Networks, iBAHN Corporation, Gowex, Softbank, Time Warner Cable and SMART Communications.


BT Tops the two million mark

9 November 2010

UK's largest Wi-Fi provider announces record number of hotspots

BT has today cemented its position as the UK's largest Wi-Fi provider by announcing a two million-strong hotspot network. The hotspots are available in homes, independent businesses, high street chains, major city centres and now the underground.


Influential Technology Companies & Operators join Wireless Broadband Alliance

8 November 2010

The Wireless Broadband Alliance ("WBA"), a pioneer in global Wireless Broadband roaming for public Wi-Fi networks, has announced that its membership numbers are swelling as 10 more influential organisations join the Alliance.

At the 18th WBA Roundtable Conference & WBA Partners' Day in Auckland 2010, new technology members joining the alliance will include global giants such as Intel and Google; leading Wi-Fi network vendors Aruba Networks, Meru Networks and Ruckus Wireless; and the specialist roaming solution providers Accuris Networks and Aicent Inc.


London Underground and BT trial Wi-Fi at Charing Cross Tube station

29 October 2010

Customers will be able to log on to the internet from their laptops or mobile phones at Charing Cross Tube Station from 1 November. London Underground has teamed up with BT Openzone, the Wi-Fi provider, to launch a six month trial.


BT boosts free Wi-Fi access with new Smartphone App

6 September 2010

BT to donate ten thousand pounds to BBC Children in Need for the first
twenty thousand downloads

BT today announced a new free mobile application that will automatically connect customers to its network of 1.6 million Wi-Fi hotspots, making it even easier for them to access the internet when they are on the move. To celebrate the launch, BT is giving 50p to BBC Children in Need for each free BT FON application downloaded, until they reach a target of £10,000*.


Campers turn to Wi-Fi on their holidays

11 August 2010

The rise in 'glamping' or 'glamorous camping' has driven an explosion in Wi-Fi usage at UK holiday and leisure parks, including Camping and Caravanning Club sites. Usage rose 350 per cent in the first two weeks of the school summer holidays according to figures released today by BT Openzone.


Leicester Club unveiled as Millionth Wi-Fi Hotspot

5 March 2010

A Leicester social club is celebrating after being unveiled as BT's one millionth Wi-Fi hotspot in the UK. Club Triangle in Coleman Road, Leicester, which uses BT Business Broadband, recently installed the service, to allow regulars and visitors to connect to the internet.


BT Hits the one million spot

9 February, 2010

BT has reached its goal of building a million-strong Wi-Fi hotspot network, the company announced today. Now the largest network in the UK and Ireland, the hotspots are available in homes, independent businesses, high street chains and major city centres.