AT&T adds 25,000 international hotspots to arsenal

AT&T announced a significant expansion of its WiFi hotspot footprint, adding about 25,000 WiFi hotspots in Europe and China. The new additions bring the operator's total number of hotspots to 125,000 worldwide, a 30-percent increase of its WiFi footprint since the beginning of 2009.

Any AT&T Remote Access enterprise customer now will be able to get a direct connection to their respective enterprise network across Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, The Netherlands, the UK and China. Already, the China WiFi hot spots are active, while the new European locations will go live in about a month. Customers will find these hot spots in typical areas including coffee shops, bookstores, hotels, airports, restaurants and convention centers. This expansion into China and Europe comes not long after AT&T reported that it had about 15 million WiFi connections to its U.S. network in the second quarter, a 41 percent increase over the first quarter.

For more:
- see this AT&T release

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