Movistar Venezuela, the local subsidiary of Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, plans to roll out a nationwide Wi-Fi network to optimise the mobile browsing experience of its customers in areas of high traffic. TeleSemana reports that hotspots will be available in Cinex cinemas and Movistar service centres from next month, to be followed later by main shopping centres, supermarkets and fast food restaurants, with the ultimate aim of installing 1,000 Wi-Fi points by 2016. Subscribers of the operator’s ‘Full 1.0’, ‘2.0’, ‘3.0’, ‘4.0’ and ‘5.0’ plans are able to use ‘Zona Wi-fi Movistar’ for free, while other customers can pay VEF24 (USD3.8) to use the service for up to three hours a day. Investment in the rollout of the nationwide Wi-Fi network will reportedly total VEF300 million.
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