Google-backed gigabit Wi-Fi to reach London

October 26, 2016 6:14 pm | Updated 1 month ago.

Post New York-London is the next city to receive the Link High –speed Wi-Fi service.In order to deliver the service to London Intersection has entered into a partnership with BT ( British Telecommunication Operator) and Primesight, an outdoor advertising company. Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent Alphabet, partly funds Intersection.

The coming year will witness BT replacing its phone booths with the LinkUK pillars to deliver free phone calls and local information services on built-in Android Tablets. These pillars can also be used as USB charging sockets that will also offer free power. However, free web browsing will not be offered on the Link pillars in London. The new pillars to be put up by BT will also comprise of two -55 inch HD Displays that will be running non-stop commercials and public service announcements.

London well-known for its traditional red boxes will be there next to the pillars. The pillars made out of brushed stainless steel and glass panel will replace the new generation phone booths.

Source: http://www.cio.com/article/3134930/wi-fi/london-is-next-in-line-for-google-backed-gigabit-wi-fi.html