31-May-2012 23:18

BT Claim to Have 500,000 WiFi Hotspots for Olympic 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 already has more than 475,000 hotspots in Greater London made up of thousands of independent businesses and homes, plus outdoor hotspots across Westminster.
More wi-fi access is good news for commuters who have been urged to work flexibly or remotely to ease congestion and keep London moving during the Games.

The Olympic Park will be the largest high density wi-fi venue deployment ever and will see more potential wi-fi users in any one place, than any other event before.
BT Wi-fi will complement 3G networks and allow users to download and upload as much data as they like without the worry of going over their data allowance on their mobile contract.

BT is installing an extensive high-density, wi-fi infrastructure, with nearly 1,000 access points across nine Olympic venues including the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and all public areas of the Olympic Park in east London.

The capital is set to be buzzing this summer with millions of spectators travelling around London. Record numbers of people are expected to use handheld devices and smartphones to call, send emails, texts, tweets and use the internet on the move.

Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London, said: "This is fantastic news for the millions of visitors coming to the capital to enjoy this incredible summer of sport but even better news for London's businesses who will continue to reap the benefits of this boost to the city's ever expanding digital infrastructure long after the Games are over."

Access is free for BT broadband customers and included in contracts for millions of Android, iOS and other smartphone devices through BT agreements with UK and international network providers.

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