Canary Wharf’s 1.2m weekly visitors will soon be able to enjoy free WiFi after mobile network O2 announced plans to deploy a wireless network throughout the financial and shopping district by this Summer.
Under a deal with Canary Wharf Group, customers of all mobile networks will be able to access the WiFi service which will cover all public areas including Canary Wharf’s four shopping malls, outdoor parks and plazas.
Gavin Franks, Managing Director for O2 Wifi said: “This ground-breaking deal builds on the successful deployment of wifi across central London and will see us deliver high-quality, free connectivity to the UK’s busiest business district.”
“We understand that access to free public wifi is becoming a right rather than a privilege and nowhere is the demand greater than in Canary Wharf where big business deals are being struck every day, often away from the office and on the move.”
Sir George Iacobescu, Chairman and Chief Executive, Canary Wharf Group, added: “Transport and digital connectivity puts Canary Wharf at the heart of modern London. The built environment here is amongst the most technologically advanced in the capital and the installation of wifi is a natural next step.”
“We’re pleased to partner with O2 Wifi to provide free accessible wifi to workers and visitors at Canary Wharf.”