Arqiva has completed the installation of unified public and enterprise Wi-Fi services for Nationwide Building Society’s 700 high street branches, 16 administration centres and two data centres in the UK.
The implementation of the Aerohive Wi-Fi system, was delivered in collaboration with Arqiva’s strategic partners Aerohive and Mobliciti. The roll out 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 that it is 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,” said Hellings.
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.