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DIGITAL NEWS: 02 to provide Canary Wharf with free Wi-Fi

02 has announced that Canary Wharf will become its latest London hotspot to be served by free Wi-Fi internet

The mobile operator will install the network across the area’s four shopping centres in the coming months, and says it expects 1.2 million people to connect to the service every week when it launches at the end of the summer.

The network will be open to all mobile phone users, rather than just O2 customers.

This is an extension of its free Wi-Fi hotspots in London which have been launched in Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea. 

Gavin Franks, MD, O2 Wifi at Telefonica O2 UK said: “This ground-breaking deal... will see us deliver high-quality, free connectivity to the UK’s busiest business district.

“We understand that access to free public Wi-Fi is becoming a right rather than a privilege and nowhere is the demand greater than in Canary Wharf.”