BT touches 100th InLink kiosk milestone

Saturday, March 31st 2018

BT has announced that they have reached a milestone by installing its 100th unit of the InLink smart kiosk. The kiosk is a result between the telecom operator partnering with Intersection (LinkNYC) and Primesight, the advertising company. The kiosk offers ultra-fast public Wi-Fi, along with USB device charging and free UK phone calls, plus a range of other digital services, for passers-by within its range. Funding for InLinkUK units comes via advertising revenue from the HD digital displays fixed on them. The scheme is to eventually replace, in major UK cities, nearly over a thousand pay phones.

The first unit went live last summer. They were installed across parts of Camden, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Hackney, Islington, Southwark and Tower Hamlets in London and also the city centre of Leeds. The smart kiosks have brought in an additional 49,000 as Wi-Fi Subscribers. Kiosk users have logged over 239,000 sessions using the inbuilt tablet and made over 305,000 calls. On an average, one InLink kiosk replaced every 2 ordinary phone boxes removed.

The GM for Payphones and InLink at BT, Neil Scoresby, said they are really excited by BT's kiosk which is proving to be a hit with customers, besides the popularity of the services offered, like free calls, and fast Wi-Fi. He added that they were in discussion about installing more units with local councils and also to rolling out, to more London boroughs and other cities across the UK, the InLinks smart kiosk.

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