The Cloud signs airport Wi-Fi deal

Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Southampton and Stanstead airports are all to get near-universal Wi-Fi access

Business travellers should prepare themselves for an extra connectivity boost — BAA has announced it will be rolling out Wi-Fi access across six of its airports this month.

Stanstead airport was the first to go live earlier this week and will be followed this month by five other airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Southampton.

Travellers will be able to get wireless Internet access in both arrivals and departures, as well as in public seating and shopping areas.

BAA has picked The Cloud to install and maintain the network. In addition to accessing the Internet, surfers will be able to use The Cloud's network to buy services from its partners including Nintendo and Skype.

The Cloud has also recently won a contract to build a Wi-Fi network across the City of London and in nine UK cities.

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