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Guest WiFi Risks

According to Clare Boothe Luce, “No good deed goes unpunished.”  Today, business owners fear that this aphorism may apply to the good deed of providing open guest WiFi to their customers.  While answers may vary around the globe, in the U.S. the rewards appear to outweigh the risks.  Indeed, numerous fast food restaurants and coffee…

Alhambra shopping centre

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…

Purple WiFi reseller survey

Purple WiFi shocking survey results In an effort to further understand the nature of how organisations in our key target sectors provide guest WiFi, and to ascertain new sales and marketing opportunities for our reseller partners, we have conducted a global survey of over 3500 organisations in retail, leisure and hospitality. “a compelling sales and…

Service Provider and Reseller WiFi management

As our reseller and service provider network has grown (and likewise their network of customers), the complexity of managing that estate has also grown. We are now rolling out a brand new version of our WiFi management system including a two minute video demo. We will also be providing a quick overview of some positive…

Are businesses doing enough? Purple WiFi Survey Results

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

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…

Do hotels still have reservations about free wifi?

Outdated wifi policies Recently we spotted some angry local Tweets, originating right here in Manchester (UK), about the fact that a well-known global hotel chain still charges residents for a wifi connection. Granted, many hotels, cafes and bars offer the first half hour free but anyone who carries a smartphone with them will vouch for…

WiFi hotspot

Attracting the free wifi tourists On a daily basis more cities are announcing their intention to create city-wide wifi hotspots. From Tel Aviv to Perth in Australia, it’s a move that should be welcomed by local venues as it encourages both leisure and business tourists, which will boost the local economy. Knowing you’ll have a free world…

Convert coffee shop WiFi parasites to powerful ambassadors

What do you get in return for offering free wifi? Once again we’ve been reading about coffee shops trying to meet customer demands by offering free WiFi but losing out. This time it’s the coffee shops in Washington DC that are bearing the financial burden of their generosity, with students monopolising tables for long periods…

Purple Freemium WiFi launch at Web Summit

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…

AirTight Networks partners with Purple WiFi

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

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…

David Cameron

A recent research project by AdaptiveMobile, concluded that over one third of all the UK’s Cafes and restaurants had no content filtering in place, meaning that visitors logging on could easily use or stumble across adult content online. This is a particularly hot topic, and one that any business providing a WiFi hotspot should be…

WiFi usage increase

With mobile operators launching 4G, you won’t be surprised to hear that we’ve been carefully watching the effect of this on WiFi usage. The new capabilities of 4G have resulted in the launch of smartphones with larger screens, higher speed mobile broadband, richer applications and an improved user experience. As you might expect, this has…

European ski slopes to benefit from social wifi

Purple WiFi is expanding across Europe having won a contract to provide its social WiFi service to Crystal Ski Holidays, UK’s largest specialist holiday company, part of TUI Travel PLC. The deal, which will see the service being installed across all 78 chalets in ski resorts in France, Italy and Austria, ensures Crystal Ski can…

Hob Salons tap into social WiFi

Award winning hairdressing group, HOB Salons, has installed Purple WiFi throughout 18 of its premises in order to capitalise on the benefits of social networking. Purple WiFi will enable all clients of HOB Salons to surf the net free of charge while in their local salon by simply using their social networking profile to login. …

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