BT has partnered with Motorola to provide wireless internet access in cities across the UK.
Motorola will supply a Mesh Wi-Fi network infrastructure and services for six of BT’s Wireless City initiatives across the UK.
Under the contract Motorola will design, deploy and manage city-wide Wi-Fi networks with BT in Birmingham and Newcastle, plus six other cities that have yet to be announced.
The Mesh Wi-Fi networks will deliver wireless broadband for use by public services, businesses and citizens in each of the cities.
The networks are designed to enable different user experiences, including extension of BT Openzone hotspots to enable wireless web access and email, contiguous Wi-Fi coverage, VPN services and wireless CCTV.
"We are delighted to announce we are working with Motorola in delivering six of the planned 12 Wireless Cities across the UK," said Dave Hughes, director, BT Wireless Broadband.
"Our Wireless City networks will ensure customers are connected at all times and will also provide access to valuable applications and services, such as knowing where to park, access to tourist information and public services.
"The Wireless City initiatives offer wide area wireless broadband access across metropolitan areas, enabling people to use the network on a range of devices for entertainment, education and communication, such as email, video and voice calls, even when they’re on the move."
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