There’s lots going down in our nation’s capital this year, what with the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee and that.
Mobile network O2 – one of the Big Five here in the UK – is giving Londoners more cause for celebration, with the announcement of Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone.
O2 has struck a deal with Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, ultimately giving residents and visitors access to free Wi-Fi.
The Metro wireless network will be installed from this month, and it’s part of O2’s grand plan to introduce free Wi-Fi across the UK. You might remember Martin scribbled about it waaay back in January 2011.
Derek McManus, O2’s COO, said: “This groundbreaking deal - the first of its kind in the UK - will see us deliver high quality connectivity across London in time for London 2012. Our longer-term aim is to expand our footprint of O2 Wifi, which is open to everyone, and also intelligently enhance our services at street level, where people need the network the most.”
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to “intelligently enhance” my lunch.
via: O2 News Centre