Visitors to London’s most popular tourist attraction will be free from today to hook onto the world’s first free high-density wifi network to be attached to a moving structure.
Mobile firm O2 has developed the network to service the 32 London Eye capsules without using cables or satellite technology.
O2 director of digital Robert Franks said: “Our innovative, high-density O2 wifi solution is a world-first, offering seamless connectivity for customers throughout the iconic London Eye adventure.
So whether it’s sharing a selfie, posting a photo of the stunning skyline or finding information about London attractions, visitors will be able to do this seamlessly and for free as they go around.
How does it work?
The system beams Wifi coverage between 16 fixed access points on the London Eye structure. The installation extends the high-density O2 Wifi network already installed in ground level areas.