Virgin Media to rent Tube WiFi to competitors after Games

July 15th, 2012

It seems Virgin Media isn’t prepared to shoulder the cost of running its Underground WiFi network and hopes to get funding from rental.

The media giant announced that come September, it will call for bids under a wholesale agreement to rent out the network.

Proposals have been sent by Virgin to O2, Vodafone, BT and TalkTalk.

Virgin expects the service to quickly exceed capabilities and hope to use the extra revenue to expand and maintain the WiFi.

A Virgin Media spokesperson said: “We’re speaking to a range of potential wholesale partners, including mobile operators, ISPs and other service providers, about our new WiFi service on London Underground. Our next generation WiFi is connecting the millions of Tube journeys made each day and we want to make WiFi on London Underground widely available with a wholesale model combining the best consumer experience with real choice.”

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Virgin Media to rent Tube WiFi to competitors after Games

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