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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

smartphones

Are we near the time when your mobile phone is literally an extension of oneself? It is close to being the only thing you need to leave the house with. As we become ever reliant on that smart little box, things are about to improve: 1. Smart Phones can open doors This is true.  When…

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…

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