SLT, Fon Wireless Limited create Community Wi-Fi networks
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched sltgo Wi-Fi solution together with Fon Wireless Limited.
SLT broadband customers and even internet users on other networks will be able to enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity on the go via community Wi-Fi networks. This connectivity will extend to over 23 million Wi-Fi hotspot connections in over 25 countries around the world.
Community Wi-Fi networks offer wireless network access to visitors and nearby users thus creating a virtual public Wi-Fi network.
SLT’s partner in the new venture, Fon Wireless Limited is a global wireless network that pioneered residential Wi-Fi sharing over a decade ago.
Sltgo allows access to unlimited data using smartphone, mobile device or laptop for Prepaid customers. Existing Broadband customers will also have access to data within the volume of their home broadband packages. When you are on the go, the sltgo app will automatically connect you to the nearest available Wi-Fi hotspot.
Users may access the service in two ways. SLT Broadband customers need to simply use their current username and password. Customers of other networks may use this service by purchasing Wi-Fi passes as a prepaid solution.
SLT CEO Kiththi Perera stated, “As the national telecommunication service provider we take pride in collaborating with Fon Wireless Limited to bring you Community Wi-Fi networks, a way to stay connected no matter where in the world you are.”