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BT has reached a milestone with its Inlink rollout by installing its 100th unit in Wandsworth, London.

The devices, which offer ultrafast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1Gbps, have so far been installed in seven London boroughs, as well as Leeds.

According to BT, Inlinks offer the UK's fastest free public Wi-Fi service available, as well as free phone calls and a range of new digital services.

This includes mobile device charging, access to maps, directions and local services, as well as a BT Phone Book app that enables users to search for individuals and businesses.

Each digital display also provides real-time information relating to the area, such as the weather forecast and public transport service updates.

Since each unit is funded by advertising revenue, they are free for people to use.

According to the latest figures from BT, more than 49,000 people have so far subscribed to its Wi-Fi service and used enough data to download more than seven million songs.

Users have also made more than 305,000 calls, while there have been over 239,000 sessions on the tablet, which BT says demonstrates the demand from both residents and visitors.

Neil Scoresby, General Manager for Payphones and InLink at BT, said it is "really excited" by the popularity of InLinks and declared them "a hit with customers".

"We’re in discussion with many local councils about installing more InLinks and we’re looking forward to rolling out InLinks to more London boroughs and major cities across the UK," he commented.

BT added that the InLinks rollout has helped to free up space on surrounding streets, as two ordinary phone boxes are removed for the installation of each InLink.

This has freed up 104.5 square metres of space since June 2017, enough for councils to plant 72 trees or install 149 cycle stands.

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