T-Mobile has teamed up with airports operator BAA to launch a new WiFi HotSpot facility throughout Terminal 5 allowing passengers fast and reliable connections to the internet via their laptops, mobiles and PDAs.
The telecoms firm says the hotspot is their largest in the UK, spanning the equivalent of approximately 50 football pitches. The service is open to all airport visitors, offering laptop users access to the internet at speeds of up to 8Mbps without the need for a USB stick or dongle.
Business users are expected to benefit from the service which will help them to carry on working, reading emails, contacting colleagues and offering constant access to information while waiting for flights.
Passengers who aren’t customers of T-Mobile or other participating providers, the Terminal 5 HotSpot service is priced at £5 for one hour’s access, or £10 for 24 hours, payable by credit card.
T-Mobile is committed to meet the increasing demand for people on the move to be able to connect to the internet when and where they need to “ whether for business or pleasure,” comments Richard Warmsley, Head of Internet on the Move, T-Mobile UK.
Ian Denchfield, head of commercial telecoms, at BAA said: “BAA has a long-standing relationship with T-Mobile, together consistently meeting passengers’ expectations to ensure up-to-the-minute technology for travellers. Seamless internet connectivity is an important part of our commitment to innovation and will form a key element in the future of travel. We hope Terminal 5 passengers enjoy the experience.”