All along, we at Fon have been saying that WiFi and LTE are complementary technologies. Now, this has been proven by The Advanced Wireless Technology Group (AWTG), a leader in UK metro wireless/small cell technology.
This week we discovered that increasingly, people would rather watch TV shows and movies online, instead of on a television. Nielsen said in its latest report that in the US alone, there are 5 million residences without a cable or satellite TV service. What's more, they don't even use an antenna to get free signals over the air. At the same time, internet traffic is increasingly going from wired to wireless networks.
As might know, we unveiled our new logo and brand identity at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Today, we are very happy to announce that we have partnered with Deutsche Telekom, Germany’s largest telco, to create the country’s largest WiFi network! As of this summer, Deutsche Telekom’s 12 million subscribers who choose to join Fon will be able to get free WiFi at Fon’s more than 7 million hotspots around the world!
Joining the network is easy:
Deutsche Telekom’s broadband subscribers just need to sign up to the Fon service and share the unused capacity of their internet connection with other users. By doing this, they get free access to millions of Fon hotspots all around the world. Sharing creates two networks - a private one, accessible only inside the home, and a public one shared with other members of the network. This is completely safe, and since the private network is always prioritized, there is no noticeable change in internet speed for those who choose to share.
Currently with over 7 million hotspots, Fon is the world’s largest WiFi network. In countries such as the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Croatia and Brazil, customers already share their broadband connection and receive free access to all 7 million hotspots in the Fon network for free.
Watch this video explaining the Deutsche Telekom and Fon partnership, including an interview with our CEO Martin Varsavsky.
Watch this advert explaining WLAN to go with Deutsche Telekom and Fon.
Welcome to the network, Deutsche Telekom!
Fon has increased the size of the network and it’s team so much over the past few years that we’ve outgrown our boots! That’s why we decided to team up with the branding gurus at Interbrand and with the expert designers at Fjord to create a new brand that fits Fon better and makes it easier for you to find on and offline.
You’ll see right away that the new logo is easier to identify. Just look for the colorful WiFi signal on shop windows wherever you go and connect. You’ll also see the new Fon logo on our website, captive portals and apps.
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