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Devicescape and Windows 8 Partner for Wi-fi Access

Kirsty Styles

Devicescape has licensed wi-fi data from its virtual network of 11m wi-fi hotspots worldwide to Microsoft for Windows Phone 8.

This agreement will enable Windows Phone 8 users to locate free and secure hotspots, giving reliable access to internet and reducing mobile data usage.

Devicescape’s network is constantly discovering new hotspots and continuously measuring the quality of access points.

"Mobile data caps, tiers and throttling are limiting the smartphone experience," said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. "Windows Phone 8 users will now have an alternative way to manage their monthly data plan while maintaining the quality of service they are accustomed to from their mobile provider."