BT Broadband customers can now access an extra 11.6 million WiFi hotspots across the world.
Thanks to a deal done between BT’s WiFi partner Fon and French ISP SFR, the number of wireless hotspots across the world that are open to BT Broadband subscribers has increased.
The Fon community is a global WiFi network of which BT is a part. BT Home Hubs have acted as Fon public hotspots as well as providing wireless internet access around people’s homes. British holidaymakers in France can hop on any hotspots marked “SFR WiFi Fon” provided they’re all set up with a BT Wifi account.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to BT Wi-fiFon hotspots are also available across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Poland. Recently deals have also been struck with KPN in the Netherlands, Hrvatski Telekom in Croatia and Deutsche Telekom in Germany. Martin Varsavsky, CEO, Fon, says:
“Our experience with the world’s leading telcos has proven that offering access to Fon to customers is one of the best ways to create value through WiFi. We are convinced subscribers will appreciate free WiFi roaming around the globe, from London, Amsterdam or Berlin to Rio de Janeiro, Moscow or Tokyo.”
More Fon partnerships are expected to be announced later this year.
In the UK, BT has set up 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots and is reportedly adding 20,000 new hotspots every week.