12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
BT is to install up to 180 of its new Internet kiosks at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports ” the largest contract of its kind so far won by its payphones division. BT is to replace about a third of the existing payphones at the airports with the web-enabled machines. It will also continue to manage the airports' remaining 350 basic payphones as part of the five-year deal with airport operator BAA. The group has been following a programme of replacing standard payphones around the UK with new Internet kiosks that allow people to surf the Internet and send emails and text messages as well as to make calls. It currently has about 1,500 of the kiosks and expects to have 20,000 within the next five years. The company plans to cut the number of basic payphones by 30,000 around 100,000 in the next two years.