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March 4, 2015

BT to expand wi-fi extender products to meet customer demand

Also planning to double the speed of existing broadband extenders by launching a 1000Mbps powerline.

By CBR Staff Writer

BT is planning to expand its wi-fi extender product range to meet growing demand from customers.

BT said that there is a huge demand for products like Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit which allows users to connect Smart TVs, games consoles, laptops, smartphones and tablets.

According to estimates, there were more than 90 million wi-fi devices sold in the UK last year, as users want to stay connected all around the home.

BT Devices and BT Wi-Fi director Erik Raphael said, "In 2014 there was a growth of 17 per cent in the number of wi-fi devices sold in the UK.

"With the growth in fibre, customers are using their broadband more and more around the home to stream content, browse the web and play games.

"Customers want to access wi-fi in every room of their house. We are continually looking to push the boundaries of new technology to give customers access to the best possible connection and fastest speeds, which is why we have launched the new 11ac Wi-Fi Extender and the Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot."

BT launched its first wi-fi connectivity products in September and is now planning to expand the range of broadband signal extenders.

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"We are also planning on expanding our range of wired broadband extenders in the very near future.

"We will be doubling the speed of our existing broadband extenders by launching a 1000Mbps powerline. This will again bring the very latest in technology into consumers’ homes."

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