New venues including Olympic Park connected in time for Games, says operator

May 29, 2012

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LONDON -- 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.

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