McDonald's supersizes free Wi-Fi offer

McDonald's will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to customers in almost 1,200 UK locations, after installing a new converged network for secure corporate access and free customer Wi-Fi in partnership with The Cloud.

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McDonald's will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to customers in almost 1,200 UK locations, after installing a new converged network for secure corporate access and free customer Wi-Fi in partnership with The Cloud.

The fast-food chain reorganised its telecoms and ICT services to make the project possible, after working with AKJ to to review the opportunities to deliver free public wi-fi across the company's restaurants.

Darren Burne, UK infrastructure manager at McDonald's, said: "Providing free wi-fi access is seen as an exciting and important innovation for McDonald's. Our partnership with AKJ has allowed us to arrive at a solution that not only meets our wi-fi objectives, but also offers a significant improvement to our corporate communications."

McDonald’s expects to have introduced Wi-Fi access to its UK restaurants by the end of the year, enabling customers to go online via their laptops, compatible mobile phones and games consoles for an unlimited period.

It has already rolled out a similar free scheem in 8,000 of its 13,000 US outlets.

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