London’s Underground tube network is to get a series of Wi-Fi hotspots in time for next year’s Olympic Games, it has been revealed today.
120 hotspots will be coming to the capital’s tube stations, with the first 16 coming from the private networks staff themselves already use in some stations being made open to the public too.
While the networks’ ranges won’t extend into tunnels, those passing through stations or waiting on platforms will be able to check mail and websites on their web-connected devices during the morning commute. A tiral is already underway at Charing Cross station, as organised by BT.
TFL are currently looking for a company to undertake the installation process.
Via: Cellular News
By Gerald Lynch | March 25th, 2011