O2 UK Rolls Out Cisco Aironet to Launch Free, Public Access Wi-Fi in the City of London

O2 UK Rolls Out Cisco Aironet to Launch Free, Public Access Wi-Fi in the City of London Image Credit: Cisco

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.

Peter Karlstromer, SVP, Global Service Provider, Europe East, Africa and Russia, Cisco
The deployment with O2, and partnership with CTIL and the City of London, is a perfect example of the role that cities can play in connecting people. We are excited to continue to support the roll out of free Wi-Fi across London and ensure that next generation connectivity is accessible to everyone.

Derek McManus, COO, O2 
Continued investment in infrastructure is essential to maintain the UK's reputation as a digital leader and we needed a partner that would be able to provide cutting-edge technology to help us realise this.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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