TechnGadgets.uk: O2 gets ready to give London free Wi-Fi

Visitors and residents in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea will be able to access free WiFi on their smartphones, laptops and tablet devices this summer during the Olympics thanks to mobile network operator O2.

A statement released from O2 mentioned that they will be installing Metro wireless network units to street furniture’s from this month.  Once it goes live it will be the largest free WiFi zone in Europe.

So are the taxpayers picking up the costs? No, there are no costs to the councils or the taxpayers – yes you heard me right, nothing, nada, vilch.

“Our £500m annual network investment programme is focused on integrating new layers of technology into the existing network to enable a seamless and sustained customer experience. We are driven entirely by our customers’ needs and believe that services should be delivered in the best possible way, across multiple networks and supported by different technologies.” Said Derek McManus, O2 Chief Operating Officer in their statement.

How are O2 managing to give free WiFi?

Well, O2 will require users to go through a one off registration process to access the free WiFi network, and then O2 will display subsidised adverts on users smartphones, laptops or tablet devices, this is how they can make some money back on their initial investment…..Read More

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