BT promised to have more than half a million Wi-Fi access points in London in time for the Olympics Games this summer. Well, BT has now officially added more access points to actually hit the 500,000 mark.
BT has added more than a hundred additional locations alongside the 27 mile long River Thames, including landmarks such as the London Eye, Waterloo Pier and Cutty Sark.
BT Wi-Fi CEO, Andy Baker says,
“We’re giving Londoners and visitors as many places as possible to get online, keep in touch, work and share their experiences of the exciting events happening across London.”
In the last three months, almost 200,000 hotspots have been added to its network where one billion minutes have been used up in that period. BT claims that more Wi-Fi access is good for commuters who have been urged to work flexibly or remotely to ease congestion and keep London functioning during the Olympic Games.
BT has deployed what it says is the world’s largest high-density Wi-Fi network and is the sole supplier of Wi-Fi to the Olympic Park.
BT Wi-Fi is BT Fon and Openzone merged into one and customers of BT and other operators can already access four million hotspots in the UK and the 2 million hotspots abroad.