The Cloud wi-fi network is target for Sky

first_imgTuesday 25 January 2011 9:26 pm The Cloud wi-fi network is target for Sky KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediacenter_img Share SKY is on the brink of snapping up wi-fi hotspot provider The Cloud in a deal analysts say could be worth around £100m.Sky is desperate to compete with rival BT, which offers its subscribers free access to its Openzone wireless network covering most of the country.The Cloud has around 22,000 hotspots across the UK and gives access to its network for £6.95 a month. The Cloud and Sky both declined to comment.Meanwhile telecoms firm O2 is to launch its own wi-fi platform in the UK. The firm says the ambitious project will offer double the number of hotspots owned by BT and The Cloud combined by 2013.It says access to the network will be available for free to customers of any mobile or broadband provider.It says the hotspots will appear in “shops, restaurants, retail outlets and outdoor and indoor locations across the UK”.O2 also says it will increase its investment in its mobile network by 25 per cent this year. Mobile carriers are desperate to improve their networks to cope with the spike in data usage by smartphones. More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest Show Comments ▼ last_img read more