Key business locations in the City of London are getting free WiFi from a producer of mobile apps for the insurance market.
Starting with its HQ in 34 Leadenhall Street, Xchanging will install open WiFi hotspots at The Lloyd’s Building in One Lime Street and the London Underwriting Exchange on Mincing Lane.
Geoff Kennard, electronic services director at Xchanging, said more locations will be added in 2013, and the hotspots could spread to insurance hubs in other UK cities.
“The launch of Wi-Fi in the City is an important step to help the insurance market in modernising its processes, while simultaneously maintaining crucial face-to-face contact,” said Kennard.
“Xchanging is investing in new innovations but it is also investing in existing technologies such as Wi-Fi to help the market make the most of the tools it already has.”
The hotspots can be used by anyone, but Xchanging hopes they will encourage take-up of its mobile apps for the insurance market.
Unlike other free or partially-free hotspots from The Cloud, BT Wi-fi or O2 WiFi, users won’t have to register their details in order to get online.