EE is to rollout 4G Wi-Fi hotspots to the Tech City area of London in the coming months to help increase connectivity in the start-up hub area of the capital.
The plan was announced by chancellor George Osborne at a speech on Thursday morning. EE confirmed that it would be bringing the services into help give start-ups in the area access to high speed connections to improve their service testing.
“The plans will both provide businesses with the connectivity that they need to thrive, as well allow them to test and create new ideas and applications, that will rely on the fast networks and infrastructure of tomorrow,” the firm said.
“The company also plans to introduce superfast double-speed 4G to Tech City, ahead of a wider national roll out.”
The service will work by turning 4G connections into Wi-Fi hotspots that users can access. V3 contacted EE for information on specifically where the hotspots would be placed but had received no reply at the time of publication.
The firm did say, though, that more information on its plans for Tech City would be announced in the coming weeks.
EE has already announced plans to bring Wi-Fi to taxis in London and Birmingham by turning 4G connections into Wi-Fi connections as part of its ongoing drive to mark itself out as the leading 4G provider in the UK ahead of the rollouts of similar networks from rivals O2 and Vodafone.
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