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BT Plus falls short – but has it built own mesh WiFi?

Anyone associated with the WiFi industry may have been left feeling a little disappointed by a press release from UK telco BT this week, claiming a unique new WiFi system called BT Plus with Complete WiFi which, other than a strange disc-shaped UFO-like repeater, doesn’t appear to offer much in the way of individuality. This was originally pre-announced in January 2017, and we understand the networking is based on the MediaTek Adaptive Network extender technology. We feel the real aim of BT Plus is to function as a testbed for the operator’s future 5G service (currently penciled in for a September 2019 launch). This announcement gave us a real headache. Upon first inspection, the new BT offering seems to have…

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