British Telecom to unwire 12 UK cities

British Telecom announced last week that it has signed deals with six cities: Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Westminster (in central London) to deploy citywide wireless broadband service. BT says it will announce the other six cities soon. BT has already gone through trials in Westminster and Cardiff.British Telecom announced last week that it has signed deals with six cities: Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Westminster (in central London) to deploy citywide wireless broadband service. BT says it will announce the other six cities soon. BT has already gone through trials in Westminster and Cardiff.

BT’s networks will have multiple uses for municipalities (public safety, CCTV, code inspection, mobile office, parking and traffic control), enterprises and the public (Internet access, entertainment, etc.). The companies is investing millions of pounds in the networks and plans to share revenue with the cities.

Comments

  1. Alannski says

    Did they mention who is their equipment supplier?

  2. They mentioned Tropos but I am not sure if Tropos is the only equipment supplier. They might be testing other vendors’ equipment.

  3. British Telecom may possibly do better to invest some money in customer service. A colleague of mine in Newark on Trent has waited 6 weeks for an engineer to turn up to connect her new office this Monday. the lines were fitted and then she was advised there was a technical problem at the exchange.
    Today, Wednesday she waited all day for the technician to turn up after they realised there was not a problem at the exchange.
    By 4-30 no-one had turned up and it looked as though it would drag till Thursday.
    This colleague has built a successful transport company that absolutely relies on a telephone link with her clients.
    Why bother BT, to expand, how about just getting your core business in order and provide a simple and reliable telephone service.

  4. Esme, Westminster originally used Telindus and Cisco as part of the initial project originally. As we know with the recent BT announcement they will now be extending the pilot. I will attach the Case Study they we did for Project Nomad for your perusal in a separate mail.

  5. marcus hodgkinson says

    I agree with the comment above. BT have been absolutely useless in providing me broadband after I moved homes. The were supposed to make the switch the day of the move. Although the managed to install the phone line, they screwed up the broadband order. They promissed to deliver it the following week but the order got \”lost\” again. Meanwhile the BT customer service just do not want to know. One suggested I go to another supplier if I am not happy with them…..