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November 2, 2011
LONDON -- Nokia, a global leader in telecommunications, and Spectrum Interactive, the UK’s leading independent provider of Wi-Fi services, today announced the first large scale trial of free Wi-Fi access in the busiest streets across London. This is the first ever public Wi-Fi scheme in the UK that’s specifically aiming to make it easier for people on the move to access online services for free.
Internet access is initially available for a trial period at 26 street hotspots from November 1st until the end of 2011 and will test how consumers interact with the free Wi-Fi service. Following a successful trial, plans are in place for a large-scale rollout across London from early 2012.
The two-month trial is intended to assess both the demand for free Wi-Fi access and the browsing behaviour of consumers using the service across the capital. The findings will be used to determine the best locations for future hotspots and the necessary bandwidth to meet robust consumer demand.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)
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