O2 has signed a five-year deal with McDonalds to provide free Wi-Fi for the fast food chain.
The service is open to O2 and non-O2 customers and is available across McDonald's 1,200 restaurant estate. Customers only need to sign up to the service once to access Wi-Fi at any McDonalds restaurant. The Cloud has been providing Wi-Fi to McDonalds since 2007.
O2 recently secured deals to provide Wi-Fi for restaurant chains Mitchells and Butlers and Tragus, retailer House of Fraser, Westminister Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
O2 WiFi MD Gavin Franks said: 'A year ago we set out our ambition to transform public Wi-Fi in the UK by offering a fast and reliable public Wi-Fi connection that is genuinely free for all, no matter which mobile or broadband provider they are with. This announcement builds on the significant partnerships already secured by O2 Wifi in the past 12 months, enabling millions of people the length and breadth of the UK to access the internet for free whilst on the move.'
McDonalds UK IT director Mark Fabes said: 'When we launched our Wi-Fi service in 2007 McDonalds became the UK’s biggest provider of free wireless internet access. Since then usage has soared, with growing numbers of professionals making use of our restaurant Wi-Fi for business meetings and remote working, as well as families and individuals being able to use the network to check emails, shop online or keep up to date with the latest news.'
Editor: Graeme Neill