SYDNEY -- Fon, the global WiFi network and Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications provider, have commenced the roll-out of the Telstra Air WiFi network across Australia.
From next Tuesday onwards, eligible Telstra home broadband customers will be able to activate the service to access their home broadband allowance at thousands of hotspots across the country, and millions more in 18 countries including the UK, Spain, Brazil, Japan, France and Germany. At the same time, international Fon members will be able to connect at all Fon enabled hotspots in Australia.
Karsten Wildberger, Telstra’s Group Managing Director of Consumer and Products said: “The network will be brought to life by us and by our customers who can enjoy greater value from their broadband service by accessing their allowance outside the home. We expect it will grow rapidly reaching thousands of neighbourhoods and millions of people across the country over the next five years”.
The network is being created using innovative WiFi sharing technology from Fon that’s being embraced by millions of people in Europe and other parts of the world. It works by customers sharing a small portion of their home internet bandwidth in exchange for using their own home broadband allowance at hotspots across the nation and overseas.