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Comstor strikes new reseller agreement with Purple WiFi

Cloud-Based Hotspot and Analytics Offering Now Available to Cisco-Dedicated Resellers Across EMEA Cirencester, UK, June 18, 2014 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced that the company’s Comstor business practice has signed an agreement with cloud-based…

Purple WiFi announces partnership with Deliberant

Social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, is further expanding its geographic reach through a new partnership with wireless technology manufacturer, Deliberant. Deliberant, which is headquartered in the USA, is a fast growth manufacturer which currently exports hardware to more than 100 countries. Integration with Purple WiFi software will allow Deliberant to deliver a cloud-based social WiFi…

Our latest survey: how do people use WiFi in public places?

Do you actively try to find free WiFi when you are out and about? Do you even access it if it’s available? We surveyed a whopping 2540 people and our results were very interesting. Demographics of our respondents The respondents were nearly of equally mixed gender with just over half answering who were male. The…

Purple WiFi advances to Cisco Preferred Solution Partner

We are proud to announce that Purple WiFi is now a Preferred Solution Partner in the Cisco Solution Partner Program. The relevancy of network connections is being enhanced by the Internet of Everything (IoE), which brings people, data and processes together. Being a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program means that Purple WiFi can…

Lucky WiFi

Caesars Entertainment UK is one of the most established and innovative operators in the casino industry, leading the way for over 40 years. It offers a diverse portfolio of entertainment, gaming, restaurants and bars at locations throughout the world, including the UK, South Africa, the Middle East and the US. Caesars have partnered with Purple…

Purple WiFi and Wavelink join forces to offer Social WiFi

April 30, 2014 – Purple WiFi has signed a distribution agreement with enterprise mobility and UC Solutions distributor, Wavelink. The agreement will see the addition of Purple  WiFi’s cloud-based, Social WiFi solution, which includes presence analytics and location based services, to Wavelink’s portfolio of products. By entering into a distribution relationship with Wavelink, Purple WiFi…

Guest WiFi Risks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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