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Tesco announces plan to put customer Wi-Fi in stores

Retailer Tesco, has revealed plans to trial Wi-Fi in its stores.

Speaking at the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York this week, Andy Higginson, chief executive of retailing services at Tesco, outlined plans to introduce an in-store Wi-Fi service for its customers.

In a statement to Computer Weekly, a spokesman confirmed a trial would take place. "Wi-Fi is a service we would like to trial in our stores in the future. Our customers lead busy lives. When they shop at Tesco, we know they are looking for both value and convenience so we are always looking at new services that will help provide these," said the spokesman.

Tesco were unable to confirm further details of dates or store locations of trials.

Charing Cross Tube Station is currently piloting Wi-Fi via BT OpenZone. National rail ticket retailer, MyTrainTicket.co.uk, said the UK will outstrip Europe in getting Wi-Fi onboard trains.


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