17:08 17 July 2017
Cisco has started the installation of outdoor access points in the Square Mile Part as part of its plan to roll out free WiFi for the public across the City of London.
The project, which is being rolled out with the help of O2’s network, Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTIL) and the City of London Corporation, will use Cisco’s Aironet 1560 Series of Free WiFi access points to meet users’ bandwidth requirements. It has been claimed that the project will make the network more technically advanced than those in New York and Singapore who also offer free wifi.
Peter Karlstromer, SVP of Cisco’s Global Service Provider for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, said: “Free Wi-Fi connectivity is now a prerequisite for any city looking to drive innovation and compete on a globe scale,”
The project will be launched by autumn 2017 and is set to replace the current service provided by The Cloud. Cisco has said it has no plans to roll out the technology further.
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