Sky Broadband to Offer Cloud Wi-Fi Service to Subscribers

Sky Broadband is making a move towards cloud and it will be providing Wi Fi hotspot access to its customers. According to Pocket Lint, the company plans were disclosed when it made wireless infrastructure purchases in London. Trevor Legg, the Network Implementation Director for Sky Network Services, said, “Our plans are very much to extend the current footprint of The Cloud,” he outlined when asked about moving hotspot access beyond the functional realm of the odd five minutes in a cafe.”

Sky Broadband has made over 1 billion pounds of investments for upgrading its infrastructure. The investments also funded its program to provide the country’s first 100Gbps internet plan.  The speed would let 4.6 million subscribers enjoy HD streaming.

However, the company is not quite hot about expanding its reach to hitherto unconnected areas. The company said that such endeavors are generally very expensive and do not provide good return.  These programs also face hurdles in connectivity. Trevor Legg said, “There’s roughly a 0.6 second latency which is a big issue and would make gaming impossible. I don’t think it’s mass market for us. We’d more use more radio spectrum to get to rural areas if more spectrum becomes available.”

AS for the proposed Cloud Wi Fi scheme, it is not quite clear whether the offer would be extended to all the customers. Though, it is highly likely that this would be the case.

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