Friday, 18 August 2017

Arqiva completes Nationwide Building Society WiFi rollout

Arqiva, Nationwide
Thursday 17 March 16

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, today announced the successful completion of its work to install unified public and enterprise WiFi services for Nationwide Building Society’s high street branch network of around 700 branches…

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, today announced the successful completion of its work to install unified public and enterprise WiFi services for Nationwide Building Society’s high street branch network of around 700 branches, 16 administration centres and two data centres in the UK.

The implementation of the WiFi system, which was delivered in collaboration with Arqiva’s strategic partners Aerohive and Mobliciti, is part of Nationwide’s ongoing initiative to improve and streamline the digital banking experience of its customers and employees. The roll-out took place between March and August 2015.

Martin Boyle, Divisional Director of Business Transformation at Nationwide said “Nationwide’s Digital Agenda relies on us providing leading edge enabling technologies for our colleagues and members. The new WiFi service is already a major contributor in transforming the way in which we engage our members in branch, enabling them to better exploit the benefits of our Digital Society.”
Paul Hellings, Director of WiFi and Small Cells at Arqiva said, “This is a significant milestone for Arqiva and one on which we are already building as we expand further into the financial services market.

“The beauty of the solution we have put in place for Nationwide is its both fully resilient and stand-alone, meeting the needs of staff and customers as well as ensuring a PCI compliant failover from the Nationwide corporate LAN. We are also able to provide Nationwide and our other customers with additional security capabilities such as rogue access point detection that are so essential for financial services organisations today.”

As part of its five-year contract, Arqiva will be providing an ongoing service desk for Nationwide and has also supported delivery of the company’s Innovation Lab, which was set up to test new technology-based products, devices and ideas in support of Nationwide’s next generation digital banking strategy.


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