Visitors to Europe’s busiest malls now enjoy a fully connected shopping experience thanks to Wireless Infrastructure Group in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield UK.
Image: Westfield Stratford City, United Kingdom – Copyright Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG), the UK’s leading neutral host infrastructure provider to operational real estate unveils its latest project. New, state-of-the-art neutral host networks have been fully launched at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford. The 5G enabled networks support all of the mobile operators (and all their technologies and frequencies) and extend to over 4.5 million square feet including over 600 retail, services and food and beverage outlets.
Westfield is committed to creating shopping destinations that provide unique platforms for retailers and brand events and offers exceptional and constantly renewed omnichannel experiences for shoppers.
UK operators have welcomed WIG’s approach, which ensures customers at the Westfield centres can benefit from reliable network coverage and fast data connections during their visits.
Jacinta Rowsell, Director of Operations, URW UK added: “Today’s shoppers expect high-quality, seamless mobile coverage to support every stage of their retail experience. Robust connectivity is also integral to our occupiers’ operations, marketing and sales. WIG analysed our centres, understood our requirements and challenges, and has delivered solutions that enable world-class mobile services that not only support our existing needs, but also anticipate the dynamic and evolving requirements of our flagship tenants and their customers.”
Craig Birchenough, Indoor Networks COO at WIG, commented: “WIG’s experienced team has guided this project from design and construction through to engaging all of the mobile operators. WIG now delivers neutral host infrastructure to operational real estate with over 1.5 billion visitors a year including 75% of the UK’s 20 largest shopping malls”.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is a dynamic global developer and operator of Flagship Destinations, with a portfolio valued at €55.0 billion as of June 30, 2022, of which 87% in retail, 6% in offices, 5% in convention and exhibition venues and 2% in services. Currently, the Group owns and operates 82 shopping centres, including 53 flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Present on two continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.
With the support of its 2,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from a BBB+ rating from Standard & Poor’s and from a Baa2 rating from Moody’s.
For more information, please visit www.urw.com