London warned Olympic games may mean mobile phone 'capacity crunch'

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 28/09/2011 14:04

London's mobile phone networks face a "capacity crunch" during the Olympic games that could leave the capital and its expected 1 million extra visitors unable to use the internet on the move unless thousands of wi-fi hotspots are built in time.

Virgin Media chief executive Neil Berkett, whose company is bidding for council contracts to build a central London public wi-fi network, believes the process is moving too slowly and fears the Olympics could be a "missed opportunity".

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