BONN, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom is launching the largest WiFi network ever in Germany. The WLAN TO GO offering is based on the new partnership of Telekom with Fon, the world's largest WiFi provider. This partnership is an additional milestone in Deutsche Telekom's "Innovation by collaboration" approach to building strong alliances with innovative partners. The principle behind WLAN TO GO is quite simple: Users who share their home WiFi with other users are granted access to millions of hotspots worldwide and free of charge. And special attention is given to data privacy and convenience. Telekom, with 12 million broadband lines and more than 12,000 hotspots, is the perfect partner for bringing the world's largest WiFi community closer to Germany starting in the summer of 2013.
"The partnership with FON fits perfectly with Telekom's network expansion strategy. The astonishing increase in data traffic calls for network optimization and expansion, as well as the implementation of new high-speed networks. By the year 2016, we want to set up more than 2.5 million additional hotspots in Germany with the WLAN TO GO offering. With our technology mix of mobile communication, fixed lines and WiFi, we can gradually introduce our customers to the benefits of Internet access anywhere and anytime," says René Obermann, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Telekom.
Deutsche Telekom AG