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.
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.
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.
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*.
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.
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.
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.
21st December, 2009
Vodafone has announced that customers who sign up for the iPhone in the UK will have access to BT Openzone, one of the country's largest wi-fi networks.
14th December, 2009
Tesco Mobile today announced that it will launch iPhone in the UK on December 14th, in time for Christmas. All Tesco Mobile iPhone customers will have at least 12 months free unlimited data and access to the BT OpenZone Wi-Fi network in the UK.
24th November, 2009
Visitors to Macdonald Hotels and Resorts across the UK will be able to use high-speed wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) through BT Openzone. Wi-Fi access will be available in public areas and over 4,500 bedrooms within all Macdonald properties by the end of 2009.
10th November, 2009
Orange today announced that it will launch iPhone in the UK on 10 November and Orange customers who sign up for the iPhone will have access to thousands of BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots.
20th October, 2009
BT Openzone customers now have an extra 11,000 wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) locations to choose from with the addition of Beeline Wi-Fi, ChungHwa, eService Bar, Monzoon, Wireless G and WAYPORT EMEA to its international Wi-Fi estate.
19th August, 2009
BT is halfway towards its goal this year of building a million-strong Wi-Fi hotspot network, the company announced today. High speed public wireless broadband is now available at 500,000 homes, businesses and city centres in the UK and Ireland.
12th August, 2009
Bank holiday 'plan B' as wireless internet goes live at UK holiday sites
9th August, 2009
International Wi-Fi users are set to benefit from access to more hotspots with the news that Quiconnect, a provider of connectivity management solutions for wireless broadband, and BT Openzone, a leading UK and Ireland wireless broadband supplier, have extended their current partnership for another three years.
8th August, 2009
Flybe passengers jetting away this summer can now use Wi-Fi from BT Openzone at six of the airline's 12 lounges.
22nd June, 2009
Free Wi-Fi from BT Openzone is now live for SkyTeam passengers using the new co-branded SkyTeam alliance lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 4.