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BT Wi-Fi reaches more than 5 million hotspots

Tuesday 14 May 2013 | 13:12 CET | News
BT Wi-fi has reached more than 5 million hotspots in the UK and Ireland, adding more than 20,000 new hotspots each week over the past year. BT saw more than 400 million connections across its Wi-Fi network in its fiscal year 2012/13, with users consuming 13 petabytes (13 billion MB) of data across the network. Research conducted by BT and ICM has found that usage trends for Wi-Fi vary according to age. Most 18-24s favour Wi-Fi for social media, whilst the 35-44 age group chooses to shop online. Most 45-54s use it for GPS and mapping services, whilst the over 65s use Wi-Fi for finding discount

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Countries: United Kingdom
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