Canary Wharf to offer full Wi-Fi coverage

London business district Canary Wharf will go live with one of Europe's largest Wi-Fi zones, spanning a 97 acre site, at the end of September.

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London business district Canary Wharf will go live with one of Europe's largest Wi-Fi zones, spanning a 97 acre site, at the end of September.
The deployment will mean Canary Wharf can offer wireless internet access to 75,000 local workers and thousands of daily visitors.
The network will give business users access to broadband wireless services from several service providers, so they can work remotely via Wi-Fi equipped laptops, PDAs and other mobile devices.

Tony Partington, managing director of Canary Wharf Management, said, "Mobile access to internet, e-mail and corporate networks is now available wherever you are on the site, whether sitting in a park, restaurant or conference centre."

The network, from Wi-Fi provider The Cloud, allows users of different wireless networks to get online through its service. The Canary Wharf network currently supports O2, BT Openzone, Skype, Boingo and a managed pay-as-you-go service.

George Polk, chief executive at The Cloud, said, "Businesses now depend on e-mail and the internet, and nowhere is the demand for them greater than at Canary Wharf. Given that 95% of all laptops are now Wi-Fi-compatible, there is a huge business demand."

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