Olympics boost for London mobile phone owners

Mobile phone owners in London look set to benefit from the success of a new BT Wi-fi installation project.
The provider has revealed it has met its target of introducing 500,000 hotspots in the capital for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Located along the River Thames, the hubs stretch across 27 miles and mean people can benefit from an improved service at famous landmarks such as the London Eye, London Bridge Pier, the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and Waterloo Pier.
Andy Baker, chief executive officer at BT Wi-fi, noted: “We’re giving Londoners and visitors as many places as possible to get online, keep in touch, work and share their experiences of the exciting events happening across London.”
The installation of the half a million hotspots represents the realisation of a public commitment made by BT in September 2010 and means mobile phone users can take advantage of the offering when staying in hotels and shopping on the high street.
As a result of the initiative, people employed in the city will have greater opportunity to work remotely and therefore ease congestion during the Games.