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Laptop broadband users with BT will now have access to even more wireless (Wi-Fi) hotspots overseas following a new agreement.

Quiconnect has signed a new contract to link BT Openzone's network with secure wireless broadband networks all around the world.

The agreement will boost the number of international public hotspots that BT Openzone customers can access, while also providing other broadband providers with a chance to offer their customers access to the network.

Marjorie Leonidas, Head of BT's international roaming service, explained that the Quiconnect agreement has allowed the company to add more international hotspots "in places where our customers want access".

She added: "Our partnership allows us to provide an even better choice of locations. We look forward to announcing more partner interconnections and hotspots this year."

BT currently provides wireless broadband access from 3,500 hotspots across the UK and Ireland, including major city centres, Hilton, Thistle, Ramada and Jarvis hotel chains, Caffe Nero and Starbucks coffee stores and motorway service areas.

Most recently, BT Openzone established new Wi-Fi hotspots at six of Flybe's airport lounges in the UK.

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