The City of London Corporation’s plans to cover the Square Mile with a free, public access Wi-Fi project are moving ahead at speed
The City of London Corporation has signed a deal with a Reading-based cellular network supplier part-owned by mobile operators Telefónica and Vodafone – to roll out and manage its new Wi-Fi network covering the entire Square Mile.
The multi-million pound project will replace its current offering, which is provided by Sky’s The Cloud, and will be one of London’s largest-ever investments in wireless infrastructure. It should be fully operational by the autumn.
“Free, reliable, high-speed wireless internet is a must for any modern, competitive financial centre,” said Mark Boleat, chair of the City of London Corporation’s policy and resources committee.