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The Cloud, a UK-based company that operates wifi hotspots is planning to build city wide WiFi clouds in London, Manchester and seven other cities. The network, is supposed to reach a total of 4 million people, and would also compete with incumbent phone and mobile carriers. […]

The Cloud, a UK-based company that operates wifi hotspots is planning to build city wide WiFi clouds in London, Manchester and seven other cities. The network, is supposed to reach a total of 4 million people, and would also compete with incumbent phone and mobile carriers. The Cloud has stuck up partnerships with the likes of Skype and Nintendo for its WiFi network. I wonder if the Europeans once again have cracked the municipal wireless code: private enterprise upstarts with lower cost structure fighting it out with deep pocketed incumbents!

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  1. Jay Currie » Blog Archive » City Wide Wi-Fi Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    [...] It is expected that the new wireless internet network will reach more than 4 million people. bbc Om Malik comments, I wonder if the Europeans once again have cracked the municipal wireless code: private enterprise upstarts with lower cost structure fighting it out with deep pocketed incumbents!om malik It is not clear what the revenue model is here but apparently The Cloud has some deals with assorted content and phone providers. [...]

  2. AccMan Pro – Innovation for the professional accountant » Lucky Londoners…and others Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    [...] Lucky Londoners…and others By Dennis Howlett According to Om Malik and the BBC , 4 million lucky Brits may soon have wifi hot spots around the City. The company concerned is called Cloud. The BBC says:"The first phase will see hotzones set up in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge and three London boroughs – Islington, Kensington and Camden."This is a fascinating development because it puts access into the hands of millions of people. Over time, this could become the norm. Always on. That means there will be fewer and fewer excuses why you cannot remain connected to clients, office, staff – anyone in your ecosphere.  If you’re in Canary Wharf though, you already know this.No Tags This entry is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Leave a Reply [...]

  3. AccMan Pro – Innovation for the professional accountant » Lucky Londoners…and others Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    [...] Lucky Londoners…and others By Dennis Howlett According to Om Malik and the BBC , 4 million lucky Brits may soon have wifi hot spots around the City. The company concerned is called Cloud. The BBC says:"The first phase will see hotzones set up in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge and three London boroughs – Islington, Kensington and Camden."This is a fascinating development because it puts access into the hands of millions of people. Over time, this could become the norm. Always on. That means there will be fewer and fewer excuses why you cannot remain connected to clients, office, staff – anyone in your ecosphere.  If you’re in Canary Wharf though, you already know this. Communications, Innovation, london wifi, Technology This entry is filed under Technology, Communications, Innovation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Leave a Reply [...]

  4. Actually, I don’t belive there will be total coverage in London… Just a few of the boroughs (districts), mainly the more afluent ones too.

    One borough, Westminster, already have near-total wifi cover for use by the council (parking attendents, community officers, etc can access the local authority intranet, etc).

  5. Bring it on. The more WiFi spots the better. The internet is such a great thing, eventually there will be no wires and just imagine the possibilites of that.

  6. Absolute terror. I have terrible pains and swellings caused by the radiation. I have no doubt that many people will suffer sooner or later. The only solution is: wired first.

  7. kensington and chelsea Monday, August 31, 2009

    Citywide Wifi is it dangerous?

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