Fon rocks the world with sub-brand launch

If you day hasn’t been exciting enough, we’re about to blow you mind. Wifi provider Fon has launched a new brand specialising in wifi software for operators and enterprises.

Telstra partners with Fon

Australian incumbent Telstra is set to create one of the world’s largest wifi networks under a A$100m plus deal with global hotspot network Fon.

Fon raises $14m funding from investors

Wifi hotspot provider Fon has announced that it has attracted $14m in funding from several investors. It would not disclose how much each investor contributed but said that chip maker Qualcomm contributed the largest share of the total. Tech giant Google and European operator group Deutsche Telekom also contributed to the funding, along with venture capital firms Index Ventures, Coral and Atomico.

KPN signs wifi deal with Fon

Dutch incumbent operator KPN has announced a partnership with wifi network provider Fon that it says will give KPN customers access to more than 1,500 hotspots in the Netherlands and a further seven million worldwide.

Fon tops 1 million subs mark

Do-it-yourself global wifi network Fon has recently passed the 1 million member milestone, the company said this week. The open wifi champion, which was established in Spain, said it now has more than 400,000 registered Fon hotspots in over 150 countries. The concept behind Fon is based on the idea that anybody with a broadband […]

Wifi maverick Fon expands into Russia

Open wifi champion, Fon, said late last week that it has signed a deal to expand into Russia through a partnership with fixed line operator Comstar. The Fon network consists of approximately 230,000 wifi hot spots around the world, and is expanded every time a subscriber attaches a La Fonera wireless router to their broadband […]

Fon plan validated as BT signs up

Spanish open wifi network Fon received a major seal of approval from the operator community on Thursday as UK incumbent BT joined forces with the maverick firm. By partnering with Fon, BT brings a further 3 million broadband subscribers to join Fon’s existing user base of 500,000. Anyone joining BT Fon will be able to […]

Boingo in roaming deal with FON

Wifi hotspot operator Boingo Wireless said Friday it has signed a roaming deal with the FON network, which will take the service provider’s accessible hotspot base to almost 200,000 locations. FON, the Madrid-based hotspot operator will provide access to an additional 130,000 hot spot locations provided by businesses and individuals who add their own hotspots […]

Fon signs up Time Warner

Open wifi champion, Fon, said Monday that it had struck a deal with US cable broadband provider, Time Warner, to allow subscribers to access growing wifi network. The partnership specifically allows Time Warner Cable subscribers to become Fon community members and create Fon access points via their home or business broadband connection. Spanish-based Fon said […]

FON wins another Eur10m investment

Fon, the open wifi maverick from Spain, said Thursday that it has raised an additional Eur10m (£6.8m) from both current and new strategic investors. On his blog, Martin Varsavsky, FON’s founder and CEO, said the money adds to the total of around $35m raised since the company launched last year. Fon received Eur18m in financing […]

BT in talks with FON

British incumbent BT, is reported to be in talks with Spanish maverick, FON which promotes users sharing access to their home wifi networks. In the past, BT has said it would not allow FON users to link with BT wifi customers because it broke the company’s terms and conditions on sharing connections. If a deal […]