Orange has signed a deal with Wi-Fi network The Cloud, which will allow customers to access thousands of hotspots throughout the UK.
The deal will add 7,500 hotspots to Orange’s Wi-Fi access, taking the total to around 10,000. The move follows the launch of Orange’s Business Everywhere plans, which target users wanting a datacard or USB modem.
The deal will mean that Orange users can also take advantage of The Cloud’s City of London Wi-Fi network, which covers the entire Square Mile.
The network has been described as ‘Europe’s most advanced outdoor
Director of products for Orange business services Anthony Keyworth said: ‘Our business customers want easy-to-use, secure communication. They are less worried about who owns the infrastructure and naturally more interested in a service that works effectively. Partnering with The Cloud enables us to extend
our high-quality service to thousands more locations in an instant.’
The Cloud’s director of business development, Owen Geddes, added: ‘We’re delighted that Orange will now be able to offer Wi-Fi internet connectivity through The Cloud’s unparalleled UK footprint, which includes train stations, hotels, airports and major sportingOrange already has Wi-Fi agreements with BT Openzone, France Telecom and WeRoam.