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Author: Jessica Thomas

How can WiFi transform the healthcare sector?

Access to the internet has huge potential to improve the healthcare experience for patients, from appointment reminders to increasing connection to the outside world during hospital stays. WiFi in healthcare settings enhances communication with friends and family, provides entertainment, permits access to the workplace and generally reduces a feeling of isolation. Non-attendance is a big…

The best WiFi statistics of 2014

The Huffington Post recently gave us 50 technology statistics including some stats from our own Purple WiFi survey! Amazingly 90% of all smartphones are equipped with WiFi capabilities and we have picked some of the other interesting WiFi stats: 1) WiFi makes shoppers happy We know from the Future Stores Report that showrooming happens, and…

TFM Networks announces partnership with Purple WiFi

Data Network specialist TFM Networks has announced a reseller agreement with innovative social Wi-Fi provider, Purple WiFi. The agreement will see the introduction of Purple WiFi’s cloud-based guest WiFi and location analytics solutions into TFM’s growing portfolio of cloud based modular WiFi connectivity solutions. Commenting on the agreement, Gavin Wheeldon, CEO at Purple WiFi said:…

Nisa customers repeatedly asked for WiFi - and we delivered

Introduction The installation of free guest WiFi at the Nisa store in central Cardiff has resulted in increased footfall and sales. Purple WiFi are the providers and our partner, ITSourced, configured, installed and managed the delivery of the solution at the stores. David Morris, Head of IT at Nisa Retail Ltd, said: “The system is…

Stables Market Camden turns Purple with free WiFi for visitors

Purple allows Stables Market in Camden to offer an easy to use WiFi service with the added bonus of WiFi marketing opportunities and footfall monitoring August 19, 2014: Purple, the intelligent spaces company, today announced the launch of a secure and legal Social WiFi solution for Stables Market Camden, London’s favourite market. The fully supported…

How WiFi has changed the world

Life before the Internet Despite the fact that many of us experienced life before WiFi, it has become virtually impossible to imagine our personal and working lives without it. Being connected to the internet means we can achieve things far quicker and more efficiently than in the past: handwritten letters sent via post have been…

Purple WiFi turns attention to Asia Pacific market

Cloud-based social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, has embarked on the next stage of its global development with strategic expansion into Asia Pacific. This growth will be delivered by the company’s latest senior hire, Allen Pan, who takes on the new role of VP – Asia Pacific. Allen Pan joins Purple WiFi from global WiFi network…

Purple WiFi, look how you've grown!

As we approach our second birthday, it’s amazing to look back and see how far we’ve come in terms of our UK and global expansion plans, ongoing development of the product, the work we do with our channel partners and hiring the right people to make it all happen. So how have we managed to…

Does WiFi make us more or less sociable

I love my mobile phone! An interesting social media article by David Murton posed the question – Is WiFi making us less sociable? David says: “We now live in a culture in which someone on your screen is actually physically closer to you, two dimensionally anyway, than the three dimensional people sitting around you in a…

BYOD in the workplace

Bring your own device, or BYOD, is a phenomenon allowing personal laptops, tablets and smartphones into the workplace to gain online access and view company information. Initially met with trepidation, it is now firmly entrenched into the corporate world. Whether employers like it or not, it’s happening! So should you have a policy in place?…

Purple WiFi supports launch of Friendly WiFi scheme

The Friendly WiFi scheme was officially launched today in the UK and Ireland and Purple WiFi is proud to be part of it. Should the scheme be successful, it is hoped that Friendly WiFi will be launched globally. This time last year, David Cameron announced that the UK’s main WiFi providers had committed to an…

RSJ UK delivers Purple WiFi in Faringdon Town Centre, Oxfordshire

Free public WiFi is now available to anyone visiting Faringdon town centre as a result of a partnership between The Vale of White Horse District Council, STL Communications and RSJ UK. The scheme is being delivered by STL Communications, with Ruckus Wireless equipment supplied by RSJ UK and its social WiFi partner, Purple WiFi, and…

CityConnectWiFi a success during Tour De France

Visitors and residents in York can now enjoy free unlimited WiFi whilst out and about in the city centre. Phase One of the solution, which was provided by North, was perfectly timed for the arrival of the Tour De France. The Tour De France passed through York on Sunday 6th July, when spectators came out…

Purple WiFi announces partnership with Zion WiFi

Zion WiFi has signed a partner agreement with innovative social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, which will see the addition of cloud-based guest WiFi and location analytics solutions to its portfolio of products. Zion WiFi helps businesses drive more sales by utilizing their WiFi. A seamless social media login, e-shots and advertising opportunities help businesses to…

The internet is making us smarter

Internet searches and brain patterns It is widely thought that mental stimulation might improve the brain’s ability to function. In a study, Researcher’s Small 2009 and colleagues suggested that simply carrying out internet searches might increase brain functioning too. The researchers looked at a small sample (24 participants) of middle to older aged neurologically normal…

WiFi presence analytics

Presence Analytics bridges the gap between Google Analytics and the real world, offering real time data and reporting using WiFi technology. It’s similar to how cookies track user browsing online. This information gives our venues an unprecedented level of insight into consumer behaviour and opportunities to engage customers directly. We already serve demographic and engagement…

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