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Secure or not secure public WiFi. That is the question.

How do you tell if the public WiFi on offer is secure or not secure? Open WiFi Access – what is it and why is it bad? Currently there are many businesses out there (over 90% according to our survey) which have open WiFi access. This is not secure. WiFi encryption secures your wireless internet….

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…

Top tips for tacking poor WiFi

Confused about your poor WiFi access? Sick of waiting for video streams to load? Fed up of only ever having one bar of signal on your phone or laptop? According to the WiFi experts you need to look mainly at two things – your speed and your range. It’s no good having a super speedy…

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…

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…

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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