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Airport digitization - has the passenger experience improved enough?

Passengers have been embracing technology for years, relying on their smartphones, tablets and other devices to stay informed and up-to-date when traveling. Many airports have bought in too, investing heavily over the past few years in self-service technology that keeps passengers informed, creates more efficient passenger journeys and improves the overall airport experience. Recently, it…

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On May 29th, 2017 the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission reached a political agreement to provide free WiFi connectivity for citizens and visitors in the European Union. The WiFi4EU scheme will be delivered through simple and non-bureaucratic procedures including online applications, payments by vouchers (each worth 15,000 Euros) and light-touch monitoring requirements. The…

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Using public WiFi, security tips and Passpoint

WiFi access is everywhere. And with millions of public WiFi hotspots there’s no excuse for not staying connected. WiFi hotspots are great for when you’re out and about and need to access the internet to reply to your emails, check the train times or simply stream some music. Public WiFi certainly has good points. It’s…

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How to Properly Secure Your Smartphone

If you’re like me (and a lot of other people), you keep a lot of your personal information on your smartphone—things such as Social Security numbers for your family, passwords, financial data and more. Obviously this isn’t information you want just anyone to have access to, but it’s incredibly easy for your smartphone to be…

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Squire Patton Boggs

In a society with a high demand for digital connectivity “on the move”, there is an increasing demand for public WiFi services  to be made widely available. Businesses are understandably keen to meet that demand, however, there are a number of key areas of legal compliance which Wi-Fi providers should be aware of before offering…

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Parents give up children in exchange for free WiFi

It sounds pretty ideal. You get free WiFi whilst someone else watches your children for a few hours, brilliant! Is this in a play centre perhaps or a theme park maybe? Unfortunately not. A rather interesting study was carried out in London recently. F-Secure offered people use of free WiFi, except it wasn’t quite free. The Ts…

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Guest hotspot software, Purple WiFi, now available in Canada

Ingenious Media Inc. has signed an agreement with social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, which will see the addition of cloud-based guest Social WiFi and location analytics solutions to its portfolio of products and services. Purple WiFi provides businesses with secure and legally compliant enterprise guest WiFi while delivering rich analytical information about the guests including their…

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Squire Patton Boggs

Offering Public WiFi in the UK: A changing landscape? August 2014 Update In May 2013, we published an article informing readers of some of the legal and practical implications of offering public Wi-Fi in the UK. You can read our article here. Now, just over a year later, changes are being introduced to some of…

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Squire Patton Boggs

Newsflash: August 2014 Update on Data Retention Obligations in the European Union In January 2014, we published an article informing readers about the data retention obligations in Europe. You can read our article here. Now, due to a recent decision of the European Court of Justice, the law in this area is in a state…

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A Purple celebration for the launch of WiFi at Camden Stables Market

On September 4th, we officially launched Purple WiFi at Camden Market with a party for our partners, customers and guests. The event, held at the stunning Gilgamesh venue in Camden Stables Market, brought together the great and the good from the local community, our partners Cisco Meraki, as well as a mixture of Purple WiFi…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Purple WiFi in the City of York

What is the service provided? A super fast and free WiFi service has launched in key areas of the City of York, including the strategic transport hubs, enabling better connectivity for residents and visitors alike. The service is secure, legal and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The WiFi is content filtered…

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