BT has announced BT Plus, which brings together home broadband, mobile and Wi-Fi capabilities into one “converged” plan − with a single bill for all of them.
It launches next week, and BT says that if customers ever experience broadband issues, they’ll automatically gain access to unlimited data on their BT Mobile plan (and get their hands on an EE 4G Wi-Fi Mini Hub with unlimited data) for however long it takes for their broadband to get fixed.
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“BT runs the UK’s most advanced mobile and broadband networks, but our customers demand better connections, and the best service no matter where they are,” said Marc Allera, the CEO of EE and BT’s Consumer business.
It also announced that it is planning to launch a single, converged “smart” network by 2022, combining the power of both fixed and mobile networks.
“We’re beginning our journey to create one converged, smart network built on our world-leading fixed and mobile networks – going beyond 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi and ultrafast broadband to seamlessly connect our customers wherever they are to the things that matter most to them,” Allera added.
He also touched on EE’s 5G plans, confirming that the network plans to beat all of its biggest rivals to the punch with a 2019 launch.
“We’re going to be the first to launch 5G,” he said, describing its aim as “a huge thing”.
“5G is a really important part of convergence, but not the only part.”
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