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Author: Dave Musgrove

Purple WiFi has installed its WiFi solution at the new Mahdlo Youth Zone in Oldham.  This allows the zone to not only deliver a safe and secure internet connection to the young people using the centre, but also allows Mahdlo to promote relevant events and news to members. Purple WiFi allows organisations to build brand awareness…

TV chef and restauranteur, Simon Rimmer, is capitalising on the benefits of social media, with the introduction of Purple WiFi into his two Manchester restaurants, Greens and Earle. The WiFi solution will enable all customers to surf the net in his establishments, free of charge, while allowing his management to analyse visitor demographics and promote…

The top Australian tourist body, Tourism Australia is campaigning for all Australian hotels to offer free WiFi and end expensive in room internet access. They are not lobbying to cut costs for tourists though, their main aim is to encourage tourist to share their stories and photos with friends on social media via free WiFi-…

The trend for whole cities to be covered by free WiFi continues, under the UK government’s ambitious plan to create 10 ‘super connected cities’. Manchester City Council recently announced details of their plans to cover 130 public places and transport by spring 2015. £440,000 of £10.74m from the Urban Broadband Fund will be used to…

Repeat after me - Repeaters vs Access Points

For most technically-minded individuals, a trip to a local computer shop is a fairly routine exercise. For others, it may be a less frequent but still necessary journey to pick up those various technical devices we have come to depend on. Personally, I always drop by the networking section of my local PC shop, just to see…

This week, US based Comcast announced a neighbourhood hotspot innovative, which sees Xfinity customers adding an extra SSID to their home WiFi. As well as their own private home signal, customers routers will now broadcast “xfinitywifi” which will allow friends, visitors and potentially passers-by, the opportunity to get online for free. With over 20 million customers,…

How much will it set you back if you want to get online before you get on-board in the UK? New research from Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has shown the high price of  WiFi in UK airports. The research surveyed the UK’s largest 25 airports. 15 of those surveyed offered free WiFi throughout the…

Thai mobile telecoms company, Dtac has turned pets into moving WiFi hotspots to promote its new moving WiFi service. The pets were attached with a small router on their collars and set out onto the streets, for those nearby to log on. Dtac faced the challenge of creating an innovative experience that would get people…

Google plans to bring high speed WiFi access to over a billion people living in remote areas in Africa, using high altitude balloons which transmit signals across hundreds of miles. Google is currently running a high speed fibre network in remote areas of the US, including Utah, Missouri and Texas. It’s now working with telecoms…

“Since installing Purple WiFi, the feedback from customers has been very positive as they can surf the net, catch up on emails or simply update their social networking pages while their kids play, and the social media element means we can keep everyone updated on what is happening at each of our sites.” Andrew Kirkwood,…

At the recent Mobile Retail Summit in London some 300 attendees from a diverse range of retailers (including major supermarkets, department stores and multi-outlet retailers), suppliers and technology innovators came together to discuss the rapidly changing retail sector, as it tries to respond to evolving consumer behaviour, particularly around the use of mobile in the…

As Roberto Mancini departs Manchester City FC, there is a new arrival in the shape of stadium wide WiFi for its supporters. Following close on the heels of the announcement by Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC is rolling out high-density WiFi at its Etihad stadium, allowing fans to use their mobile devices to surf the…

Purple WiFi has reached a significant milestone in the company’s channel sales strategy by signing a deal with technology and networking distributor, Purdicom.  The agreement will see Purple WiFi solutions being sold by Purdicom to new resellers and its existing 600 in the UK and across the Middle East & Africa. Purple WiFi, a division…

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