AT&T Inc. announced today that it has made available to its customers over 9,000 new Wi-Fi locations in the UK, Germany and Nordics through an agreement with The Cloud, one of the largest European public Wi-Fi provider.
The expansion is part of AT&T’s global expansion programme which will accelerate the delivery of global IP services and solutions to business and multinational companies in key markets worldwide. Supporting this, business and consumer travellers on the move now have convenient access to The Cloud’s public Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling them to take full advantage of high speed Internet services to help ensure time spent traveling is utilized efficiently.
Commenting on the agreement, John V Slamecka, Vice President for AT&T’s operations in Europe, the Middle East & Africa said in the press release: “AT&T is committed to continue to expand its Enterprise Mobility portfolio which will provide our customers with flexible WiFi to access corporate networks and stay in touch with the home or the office anywhere and at any time.”
Owen Geddes, Director of Business Development at The Cloud added in the press release: “The Cloud is delighted to be working with AT&T to help its customers access vital business data on the move. The Cloud has the largest European footprint in its field, and its extensive network coverage is ideally suited to business travellers wanting seamless hotspot access across major EU countries.”
AT&T’s total global Wi-Fi service area now exceeds more than 57,000 hotspots in 83 countries, further supplementing the company’s robust Wi-Fi presence in the United States — the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network (based on non-municipal, company-owned and operated hot spots).
Currently, more than 28,000 Wi-Fi access points are located across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Cloud’s 9,000 hotspots are split 7,600 across the UK, 900 in Germany and 500 in the Nordics. The company’s entire global Wi-Fi footprint is accessible to enterprise, small business and residential customers alike based on qualifying service plans.