In an official post O2 confirms that the fast-food chain will switch its current provider, The Cloud, in time for the London 2012 Olympics. Diners will need to sign-up to use O2′s new free WiFi service, and can then use it in any McDonalds restaurant, or any of O2′s Wi-Fi hotspots.
McDonalds’ UK IT director Mark Fabes said: “Recent figures showed that a staggering 750,000 McDonalds customers are logging on in our restaurants each month and we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience.
“For the three million people we serve in our restaurants each day we believe that O2’s mobile expertise and enhanced quality of network connectivity will deliver a fast, safe and secure service for our customers to use when they visit us.”
O2 Wi-Fi managing director Gavin Franks added: “This announcement builds on the significant partnerships already secured by O2 Wi-Fi 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.”