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London borough of Bexley rolls out free-wi-fi

UK wireless infrastructure-as-a-service provider Ontix has switched on its network in Bexley’s main town centres of Erith, Welling, Sidcup and Crayford.

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Mobile users wishing to use the network complete a one-time-only registration process
Mobile users wishing to use the network complete a one-time-only registration process

In a bid to bolster its future growth prospects, the London borough of Bexley has rolled out superfast, free public wi-fi providing connectivity on-the-go for businesses, residents and visitors.

 

UK wireless infrastructure-as-a-service provider Ontix has switched on its network in Bexley’s main town centres of Erith, Welling, Sidcup and Crayford, along with Bexley Village and Bexleyheath.

 

Digital connectivity

 

“This is an important step forward for Bexley and is part of our strategy to improve digital connectivity so that the area is well-placed to take advantage of future growth,” said councillor Louie French, Bexley’s deputy leader and cabinet member for growth.

 

“By implementing this free-to-use wi-fi network, we are giving local people what they need wherever they are – reliable internet on the go.”

 

Mobile users wishing to use the network complete a one-time-only registration process and are then free to experience the high-bandwidth service free from advertisements.

“We are absolutely delighted to be providing this exceptional new wireless service to the communities of Bexley, [which] are now benefiting from a level of connectivity, speed and performance that far exceeds the standard people have come to expect from public wi-fi,” added Thor Johnsen, CEO of Ontix.

 

He continued: “Ontix is keen to extend this next-generation wireless infrastructure right across the borough, including rolling out 4G and 5G capability, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the London borough of Bexley and improving the mobile experience [for] everyone in the Borough throughout the coming months.”

 

This implementation by Ontix is part of its accelerating programme of delivery that is bringing what it claims is “lightning-fast” wireless performance to mobile customers, beginning in London before widening out to the rest of the UK.

“By implementing this free-to-use wi-fi network, we are giving local people what they need wherever they are – reliable internet on the go”

Ontix recently delivered the first Hotspot 2.0 wi-fi network in central London, offering consumers enhanced connectivity in the area of Trafalgar Square.

 

The new public service is running alongside its existing small cell wireless network, and will be extended to other notspots across the wider Westminster borough under an exclusive 10-year concession agreement with Westminster City Council.

 

Late last year, Ontix switched on a broadband service in the market section of Berwick Street in London’s Soho which it claims showcases its ability to deliver speeds of up to a gigabit per second via fixed wireless access connectivity.

 

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