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Guest WiFi Risks
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It’s a little known fact outside of the land down under that WiFi is an Australian invention. The Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) invented and patented wireless LAN technology in the 1990s. Today, WiFi is nearly ubiquitous in Australia as households and businesses use the technology to allow maximum mobility and…

WiFi captive portal
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Purple WiFi is always innovating, changing and adapting to new technology. We’re keen to give our customers and resellers the tools they need to make the Purple WiFi product work for them. That’s why we’re introducing a brand new splash page and e-shots. Dom, our Training Manager, will be organising a webinar on the new…

Pitch @ Palace
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Purple WiFi has reached the final shortlist for Pitch @ Palace, an opportunity for innovative regional start-ups to showcase their talent. The event is backed by Prince Andrew, The Duke of York. Pitch @ Palace will be held at St. James’ Palace, London in early April. Shortlisted businesses (like us!) will be given the opportunity…

Key US appointment marks expansion in Americas Purple WiFi
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19 March 2014 Purple WiFi rolls out global strategy with key US appointment Cloud-based social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, is investing in its US expansion with the recruitment of Anne Lakstigala to the role of Vice President, Americas.  This strategic appointment enables Purple WiFi to fully implement its US sales plans, which comprise a combination of…

Family friendly Canterbury Cathedral
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Canterbury Cathedral wanted to take action following recent reports that public WiFi is being used to access explicit content and that 58% of venues worldwide currently have no content filtering in place. They implemented the Purple WiFi platform in order to deliver a secure and legal Social WiFi solution and to offer free WiFi to…

Admiral Taverns rolls out free WiFi
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Social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, has been selected by Admiral Taverns as a supplier of WiFi solutions for its pub estate. The service will enable customers to login for free but will also deliver valuable analytical data back to the individual pubs, around customers’ online activity and profile, allowing much more targeted and relevant promotions…

Hotspot 2.0
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So what is Hotspot 2.0, how does it relate to Passpoint and Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) and – what’s all the fuss about? Confused? You’d be forgiven if you were and would be in good company. Firstly, I will explain how they are related. Hotspot 2.0 is an initiative driven by the Wi-Fi Alliance and is…

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Chuanhow Technology has signed an 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. Purple WiFi provides businesses with enterprise guest WiFi which meets all legal requirements while delivering rich analytical information about the guests including their age, their…

Guest WiFi Risks
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(Important Note added on 14 July 2014: The EU law in this area is currently undergoing change and this blog post requires updating to reflect the current circumstances. We will be re-publishing with the up to date legal information as soon as possible.) The need to allow access to public communications data, for the purposes…

Alhambra shopping centre
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Alhambra take advantage of new collaboration between Purple WiFi and Ruckus Wireless The company The Alhambra Centre is a 170,000 sq ft shopping centre located in the North of England, providing retail space to 40 well known and popular retailers including Next, Primark and T.K.Maxx.  The business didn’t have any free WiFi provision previously so this was…

Are businesses doing enough? Purple WiFi Survey Results
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Wireless internet. WiFi. However you refer to it, you simply can’t deny that it’s something we’re all familiar with now. A study in 2012 found a staggering 73% of UK homes had WiFi networks. The same study placed the UK second on worldwide household WiFi penetration, just behind South Korea at 80% and in front…

e92plus
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New resale agreement for Purple WiFi e92plus, the award winning VAD (Value Added Distributor), have signed up innovative social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, which will see the addition of cloud-based guest wireless and location analytics solutions to its growing portfolio of wireless solutions. The market for Wi-Fi continues to grow significantly, with drivers such as…

Purple Freemium WiFi launch at Web Summit
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Soft launch of Purple Freemium product model at Web Summit 2013, Dublin We’d barely begun talking about our plans to roll out a free version of Purple WiFi when we were inundated with requests. Safe to say it’s going to be popular! We’ve therefore decided to tell people more about our free product at Web…

Everyone's been talking about IP Expo
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What a great week it’s been off the back of the IP Expo at Earls Court last week. Our office has been doing live demos to customers & resellers all over the world! If you saw the press release you’ll have seen that we announced our partnership with Ingram Micro at Cisco’s London Partner Forum…

AirTight Networks partners with Purple WiFi
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This morning we’re able to confirm the exciting news that Purple WiFi has partnered with global WiFi solutions provider, AirTight Networks.  This arrangement will see our social engagement software integrated into AirTight’s cloud-managed WiFi platform, meaning AirTight customers can now benefit from the analytical data driven from social networking information provided by guests as they…

Ingram Micro launches partnership with Purple WiFi
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Ingram Micro brings resellers further Advanced Solutions benefits with high margin opportunities through Purple WiFi’s Cisco-integrated Enterprise Solutions  Ingram Micro (UK), a division of Ingram Micro Inc, the largest global wholesaler of technology products and supply chain management services, will launch a new partnership with Purple WiFi by showcasing its Cisco collaboration solution at Cisco’s…

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