What were the outcomes?
100,000+ consumer hubs have been opted in by default with unaffected download speeds. When a customer’s Hub is added to the public Wi-Fi service, it connects to the local network at a slightly higher rate. So, for example, if the consumer has a 200Mbps connection, the modem might be connected at 220Mbps, with the extra 20Mbps reserved for public Wi-Fi users.
Alongside the launch of the mobile application and rollout of the initial firmware, millions of smart device users are now able to connect to other consumer routers, seen as public Wifi hotspots, while roaming – this means a decrease in customer bills and reduction in operating costs to our client.
Moving into 2017/18, B2E will be fundamental in the expansion of the service to different versions of the hubs, enabling more hotspots around the UK and internationally.