BT reports home Wi-Fi shipments top 3m mark

Shipments of BT Home Hub wireless gatewats have passed the three million mark.

This milestone also underscores the remarkable success of the service, with a rapid increase in subscribers opting for the higher value broadband packages in which the BT Home Hub was included, the company said

'The BT Home Hub has been developed through close co-operation between BT and Thomson. We have now rolled out a very advanced and extremely practical offering, bringing together a group of features that have proved really popular, including IPTV, video on demand, and the ability to automatically transfer calls from a mobile phone to the fixed line to reduce call charges,' said Steve Andrews, managing director, strategy, convergence and products at BT.

The remarkable success of the BT Home Hub is due to the definition and development of a single platform for key services such as wireless VoIP telephony through a DECT handset, fixed-mobile convergence, video over IP and high speed wireless DSL and Open Wi-Fi which turns thehome gateway into a Wi-Fi hotspot for authorized sharing ofthe wireless network.