Honolulu, Hawaii, June 19, 2018 – Long-range Wi-Fi- provider Sun Global Broadband (SGB) has partnered with BT, a global communications provider headquartered in the United Kingdom, to bring secure, seamless Wi-Fi roaming services to travelers visiting the Hawaiian Islands.
The new deal was announced today in in Orlando at the international Wireless Global Congress organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).
Using exclusive technology, Sun Global’s strategically placed Wi-Fi antenna sites are designed to provide data coverage throughout outdoor locations everywhere from Diamond Head to Waikiki to Ala Moana and Ward Village. The company’s long-range network provides exceptional and continuous coverage for mobile users needing to access data, video, text and voice capabilities via their mobile devices in Waikiki and beyond.
Under the new deal, BT’s patented Wi-Fi roaming technology will be used to enhance the breadth of Sun Global’s network and will deliver an enhanced user experience to mobile customers, which takes advantage of the lower cost base of Wi-Fi. By allowing mobile users to roam over Sun Global’s network, visitors to the islands can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling, therefore avoiding high roaming charges for international calls made over the cellular network, as well as accessing data services over Wi-Fi, with comprehensive levels of security built in.
Edward Sun, founder and CEO of Sun Global, said: “Our new agreement with BT is just the latest enhancement to our network and proposition. The global scale of their operations, together with their technology leadership in fixed, mobile and wireless networking meant they were a natural choice of partner. We’ll continue to build strong relationships with telecommunications operators around the world as we seek to provide Hawaii residents and visitors with carrier-grade Wi-Fi services that expand connectivity options by offloading data from cellular networks.”
Alex Tempest, MD Wholesale Fixed and MVNO, BT, said: “BT’s innovative Wi-Fi roaming platform already supports millions of mobile subscribers in more than 30 countries across five continents. BT is a world leader in fixed and mobile networks and today’s landmark agreement with Sun Global Broadband demonstrates our commitment to bringing an enhanced mobile and wireless experience to operators and customers across all corners of the globe.”
About Sun Global Broadband: Founded in 2014 with the mission of building a wireless bridge between Asia and Hawaii, Honolulu-based Sun Global Broadband offers a state-of-the-art private Wi-Fi network that enhances convenience for international travelers and provides a greater cultural exchange between visitors, Hawaii businesses and communities, Asia and North America. For more, visit SunGlobalBroadband.com.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global Services and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2018, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,723m with reported profit before taxation of £2,616m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com
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