O2 Wifi for Office

O2 Wifi for Office is a fully managed service that enables any visitors to your offices, like temporary staff, contractors or suppliers – who do not need access to corporate resources – to get online in your buildings. People don’t have to be on O2 to use the service. Users only have to register once and connection thereafter is automatic in any O2 Wifi venue nationwide, without the need for usernames and passwords.

O2 Wifi for Public

With O2 Wifi you can build a whole new channel for direct communication with your citizens. It helps you engage and interact with them, driving footfall and increasing productivity dwell time. And it generates rich data, allowing you to understand your citizens better, with in-depth insights into their online behaviour.

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"One of the reasons O2 Wifi was chosen for Canary Wharf was because O2 has experience of creating enterprise grade services you can really depend on."
Erik Van der Kleij Specialist Technology advisor to Canary Wharf Group

Benefits

  • Free Wifi for all citizens
  • Open to all, even if they are not on O2
  • Easy registration process – most O2 users will connect automatically. Non O2 users will only need to sign up once and that’s it. No usernames and no password to connect
  • Fast, reliable, secure public Wifi that’s continually monitored

Flexibility – without compromising your corporate network

Data that runs across O2 Wifi for Office is kept separate from corporate data. Your business and your users benefit from our network’s robust security and content filtering. So you don’t have to manage non-corporate traffic or any associated liability, and your important visitors can still stay connected when they are at your sites.

Give your guests and employees a better experience

Provide visitors and employees in your building with an office wifi connection that doesn’t require a password. Users only need to register once at any of your offices or at any of our 10,000 O2 Wifi venues, and connection is automatic. People can be productive as soon as they enter your premises. O2 Wifi is supported by our High Speed Internet solution which provides fast, reliable connectivity to keep your important applications online and your business connected. With over 17 million existing customers on the O2 Wifi network, many people will already be registered – making connection automatic as soon as they enter any of your buildings. And there’s even an O2 Wifi mobile app to make it even easier to sign up to and find other O2 Wifi hotspots.

Open the door to bring-your-own

If your people want to use their personal devices in the office, this is an ideal way to support them. They can connect to the internet without compromising the corporate network and carry out basic work tasks, such as accessing email in meeting rooms or canteens, and personal tasks like checking their social media feeds. Your IT team won’t have to worry about a wave of personal devices accessing the corporate network, and your people get the benefit of using their own devices at work without having to use up their mobile data allowance, so they’ll be happier too.

A robust, reliable, fast wifi network you can depend on

O2 Wifi for Office provides a fast, resilient public access wifi service for your offices. We’ll design, install, run and monitor it all for you, so you get all the credit, but none of the hassle.

Great Britain Hockey

Using O2’s mobile networks to support teams at home and away

England and GB Hockey is a large organisation which is spread throughout the UK and its technology needs are wide ranging. The challenge the organisation faced was to efficiently and securely meet the needs of 80 staff, around 30 sponsors, suppliers and partners and thousands of volunteers across the country.

The Solution

O2 has played a pivotal role in supporting England and GB Hockey by deploying technology to aid communication with coaches and players while travelling across the UK as well as abroad. And by helping video analysts to work closely with players in training, and as well as staff working with clubs and schools.

Mobile data has been an essential element in making the organisation a very connected one. With 140,000 people playing each, there are many matches which need to be recorded and managed. O2 has enabled all match results to be sent in via mobile data, saving time and resource and streamlining the process significantly.

Improving and streamlining their data handling systems is crucial to ensure the strong relationships with everyone involved with the organisation is maintained, “coaches, participants, people that are running our clubs, they’ve got to trust us and trust what we do and security is absolutely key.”

 

“IT security is absolutely critical to England Hockey, we retain huge amounts of data on our players, which we don’t want to fall into the hands of our competitors internationally, but also on a day to day basis, being able to manage our customer data.”

“There’s lots of different examples of how O2 have enabled 4G wifi at our events, from handsets for our staff to sim cards at the Rio Olympic Games, all of which add value to what we’re doing.”

Dronfield Medical Practice

As a practice which closely monitors clinical and non-clinical issues, Dronfield was looking for ways to improve their patient experience within the constraints of its tight budget.

Dr Stuart Saunders, a general practice partner, says “We’re always keen to make the waiting experience as stress-free and as pleasant as possible. We don’t like to keep patients waiting but sometimes we’re unavoidably held up. We wanted to find a way to help patients use that time productively and even enjoyably.” He continues “I began thinking about wifi, because the mobile signal isn’t very strong. We also knew we didn’t have the expertise to deal with the security and other issues that could arise from providing free wifi.”

The solution

Dr Saunders contacted O2 and within a few days had all the information he needed to make a decision to ask O2 to provide a wifi service for the practice. He says “O2 pitched it right in terms of our business and the way we like to interact with our patients. The process of installation was straightforward: we were very impressed. When the router was installed there was very little disruption to patients and it now sits inconspicuously in the waiting room. O2 also provided advice and literature to promote the service which we found very helpful.”

Dr Saunders wanted the wifi to give the practice some brand presence with patients. When they log in for the first time, patients see the practice name and can browse the practice website. Patients only have to register once and then the wifi works each time they come back without having to log in again.

The practice’s concerns about security and safety issues surrounding wifi have proven unfounded. Dr Saunders says “One slight concern was that we would have people hanging round just to use the wifi but that’s not been our experience at all. We were also worried it would attract people outside the building at night but O2 set it up to limit connectivity within the building.”  He continues: “We have no concerns about what websites people can visit. O2 apply the filters centrally to ensure people don’t go to anything inappropriate. We’re glad we don’t have to worry about that side of things. O2 does it all.”

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Results

  • New avenue for customer friendly communication.
  • Patients able to use waiting time productively.
  • Brand-building innovation builds trust.

“In the eight months since O2 Wifi has been installed, the feedback from patients has been entirely positive,”

Dr Saunders.
Dronfield Medical Practice

Waitrose

Showcases the future of shopping to attract and engage customers

O2 supported Waitrose in developing a conceptual showcase of future technology at an innovation event hosted at their new Swindon store. The event explored and simulated how innovative technology and digital services might be used to improve customers’ in-store experience.

In a fiercely competitive market, retailers need to find new ways to differentiate themselves.

Waitrose chose O2 to help deliver its innovation event hosted in their new branch. O2 supported Waitrose in ensuring they had the right infrastructure in place to manage the project by boosting the 3G signal for the branch and supporting in-store connectivity with O2 Wifi.

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Results

  • Better connectivity
  • Creative interactive experiences
  • Improved customer insight and engagement
  • An exciting concept branch

“We’re always looking for ways to interact with our customers which reflects how they use technology. We have embraced technology both in terms of what it can do to drive efficiency and how it can improve the customer experience.”

Mark Price
Managing Director, Waitrose

Pricing

We can provide you with bespoke pricing specific to your organisation. For more pricing information on O2 Wifi please contact your Account Manager

Buy through G-Cloud

Wifi from O2 can be procured via direct award through the G-Cloud framework.

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