The Register is reporting that BT Openzone and The Cloud customers will have less hotspots to connect to from Thursday following the end of a roaming deal between the two companies. The Cloud is offering BT Openzone users 30 days free Wi-Fi if they take out a subscription to try and win some customers from the ending of the BT agreement.
"It's disappointing for BT Openzone customers that they will no longer be able to benefit from the convenience of our hotspots - we are disappointed that BT could not reach acceptable commercial terms, though we are certain everyone will understand that our service partners, O2, Orange, AT&T, iPass and many others are happy to do business with The Cloud."Statement from The Cloud
This doesn't bode well for the Wi-Fi market, particularly considering the news yesterday that mobile broadband has overtaken Wi-Fi in Internet usage away from home or the workplace.