The square mile is being fitted with both 4G small cell and WiFi to provide high-speed free connectivity.
The deal brings Vodafone and Telefonica together, managing the network using Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL). CTIL currently manage the combined network infrastructure assets for their mobile networks. The current WiFi only solution is managed by The Cloud (currently rebranding to SkyWiFi), until Autumn 2017. Then CTIL will operate the service for 15 years. CTIL has offered innovative wholesale access to other mobile providers. Let’s see if anyone other than O2 (Telefonica’s local agency in the UK) and Vodafone take this up.
The Register has full details in their article.