O2 UK has partnered with Cisco to spearhead a project that will roll-out free, public access Wi-Fi in the City of London.
The initiative, also in conjunction with Cornerstone Telecommunication Infrastructure (CTIL) and the City of London Corporation, will see Cisco deploying next generation outdoor access point technology to offer internet connectivity to more than 400,000 people working in the Square Mile.
The multi-million pound project will be one of the largest investments in wireless infrastructure ever seen in London and will be supported by Cisco's Aironet 1560 Series, which will provide the throughput capacity needed for today's bandwidth-hungry devices.
Combining with O2's network, the technology will deliver the flexibility to balance the demand for wireless coverage with seamless deployment. The initiative will enable users to enjoy high bandwidth services like video-calling and video streaming over free City Wi-Fi following a one-time only registration.