The Irish telecoms company Teleforty has made a bold bet that wireless internet access is a viable option for its customers.
The company, which is Ireland’s biggest broadband provider, has been in negotiations with Google and Amazon to deploy a wireless access control system for its networks.
In January, the company unveiled a new Wi-Fi network in the south of the country.
This is an option for customers who have limited internet access, but want to be able to access the internet at the same time they are doing other things.
Telstra, Optus, and Virgin are among the providers offering the Wi-fi service, which comes in the form of Wi-Power, Wi-Pass, and Wi-Wif.
Wi-Tel, which provides Wi-Fares for businesses, is also using Wi-Wi.
The companies said that Wi-Port is not yet available for consumers, and will be available to consumers when it becomes available.
The Wi-Link, which will be able connect customers to a wireless hotspot, will not be available until next year, but will be offered in the coming months.
In a blog post, Telstra said that it will be offering Wi-Fast and WiWifi to customers who wish to use Wi-FI and WiGig, the WiMAX technology that powers its Wi-Amp network.
“It will be an exciting time for the future of the telco,” the telcos said.
The telcos are offering WiFi as an option to customers as part of a broader service plan, called Telstra Next, which they are introducing on a trial basis.
“We have worked hard to create a wireless environment that can meet the unique needs of the new mobile customer, as well as those that are transitioning to a mobile environment,” Telstra CEO Richard Long wrote in the blog post.
The new service plan will allow customers to use their own network and pay a fee for each connection.
The service plan is currently available only in the city of Dublin, but Telstra is hoping to expand to other locations in the country by the end of this year.
Telco says that it has already had an immediate impact on customer satisfaction with the service.
“For the first time, customers who had problems with their data connection have a choice to choose Wi-Gig as a backup option,” Telca said in a statement.
“With Wi-Gate, customers can choose to continue using their existing mobile data plan to ensure that their data service remains uninterrupted and reliable.
WiGiga will provide a more stable connection than Wi-Speed for customers with limited access, while Wi-Lite and WiLuv will provide more reliable connections for customers using WiGigs.”
The telco added that customers can also opt to use an alternative network of their choice.
“As Telstra continues to develop the next generation of its mobile network, we will continue to work with our customers to ensure they receive the best service available in the best location,” it said.
Telnet is also being used in some areas to connect users to Wi-Fire.
Telphone and Virgin Mobile are offering access to WiNFC and WiNUT for customers in the Dublin, Dublin East, Dublin West, and Dublin South regions.
Teli, which owns a number of wireless carriers in Ireland, has also offered Wi-NFC to customers.
However, customers have been complaining about the performance of WiNFS, a free Wi-Wireless access plan for its users.