Friday, December 12, 2008
AT&T Completes Wayport Buy
Dallas-based AT&T said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Wayport, Inc. Wayport, a provider of wireless access points and public Internet access, will boost AT&T's domestic hotspot count to 20,000 locations, and international locations to 80,000. AT&T said November 6th that it would pay $275M in cash for Wayport. Wayport provides wireless connectivity in hotels, public areas, and retailers such as McDonald's. The firm also was behind the conversion access in Starbucks from T-Mobile to AT&T. Wayport was based in Austin.