Vodafone Spain & Italy Join Fon's WiFi Network

Vodafone in Spain and Italy is joining forces with Fon to build what it says will be the largest WiFi network in both countries.

April 22, 2015

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MADRID -- Fon, the global WiFi network, entered a partnership with Vodafone Spain and Vodafone Italy to deploy community WiFi. Together they will build the largest WiFi network in Spain and Italy.

Fon has become the world’s largest community WiFi network with its original and unique crowdsourced approach. It is built by millions of users who share a bit of their WiFi at home. Today, more than 14 million members share and enjoy being part of the Fon Community.

Vodafone modems will become part of the Fon network, broadcasting two powerful, dedicated WiFi signals from a single broadband Internet source. One signal is encrypted and private. The other signal is public, but only accessible via password. Since the private network is always prioritized, there is no noticeable change in Internet speed for those who share.

Starting this week, Vodafone Spain will roll out the joint service to its customers. Vodafone Italy will launch the following week.

“Our partnership with Fon helps us to ensure that our customers are confidently connected wherever they are in the world. Fon technology will complement our existing services in Spain, while enabling us to offer our customers the convenience of being able to access the millions of Fon hotspots around the world.” said Babak Fouladi, CTO at Vodafone Spain.

These initial deployments will be completed by summer and there will be more than 2 million Vodafone-Fon Spots available in Spain and Italy by the end of the year.


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