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Major cities and leading global operators partner to deliver seamless Wi-Fi roaming

Over 60 cities and organizations support WBA’s City Wi-Fi Roaming project, bringing connectivity to 17 cities across the globe this summer Singapore, 18 July 2017 – As part of the ongoing celebrations to honor World Wi-Fi Day 2017, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has announced that its City Wi-Fi Roaming project will run for a


2019-05-09T12:27:50+01:00July 18th, 2017|WBA Press releases, Industry News|

Marriott International fined $600,000 for blocking guests’ Wi-Fi

Hotel giant Marriott has been fined $600,000 (£375,716) for jamming guests' Wi-Fi at one of its establishments in America. The Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee blocked conference attendees' personal Wi-Fi networks, then charged them huge amounts for using the hotel's own connection, reported Visitors were required to pay as much as $1,000 per access point to get online, as the Marriott


2019-05-09T12:28:06+01:00October 6th, 2014|Industry News|

Coca-Cola adds Wi-Fi to vending machines in South Africa

Consumers in South Africa who fancy a cold beverage will now be able to connect to free Wi-Fi as well, after Coca-Cola installed routers in several of its vending machines. The scheme, a partnership with British Telecom, sees the soft-drink supplier testing Wi-Fi-enabled vending machines in Qunu, Umtata and Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. If these locations are successful,


2014-10-01T15:56:33+01:00October 1st, 2014|Industry News|

One thousand Australian payphones transformed into Wi-Fi hotspots

Some 1,000 payphones in Australia will now provide those nearby with an internet connection, as Telstra is turning them into free Wi-Fi hotspots. The new network will be switched on from November, just in time for the busy Christmas period. The phone booths chosen for Telstra's trial are located in popular tourist locations, such as Brisbane's Queen


2014-10-01T10:13:05+01:00October 1st, 2014|Industry News|

‘Largest Wi-Fi network in Western Europe’ now in Cardiff

All council schools in Cardiff are now connected to wireless internet in what is believed to be the largest single Wi-Fi network in Western Europe. Some 126 council schools across the city are benefitting from the scheme, which cost a total of £3.6 million. The new Wi-Fi is particularly important for those schools with outhouse buildings separate


2019-05-09T12:28:06+01:00September 24th, 2014|Industry News|

Verizon joins AT&T in announcing Wi-Fi calling plans

American telecoms firm Verizon Wireless has followed in the footsteps of its competitor AT&T by announcing plans to introduce Wi-Fi calling in 2015. The company says the service will become available around the middle of next year, despite previously claiming that it wasn't interested in diverting customers away from standard mobile connections. Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO, confirmed


2014-09-23T15:20:41+01:00September 23rd, 2014|Industry News|

Virgin Atlantic to offer 70Mbps in-flight Wi-Fi

Passengers flying with Virgin Atlantic will soon be able to enjoy on-board Wi-Fi of up to 70Mbps, thanks to a new partnership with Gogo. The deal means Virgin Atlantic is the first European carrier to use Gogo's 2Ku system. Moreover, the in-flight Wi-Fi is set to be much faster than Gogo's ground-based wireless broadband, which only reaches speeds of


2014-09-19T11:45:37+01:00September 19th, 2014|Industry News|

Only two UK airports offer completely free Wi-Fi access

UK airports have been criticised after a Skyscanner report revealed that only two offer completely free Wi-Fi access. Birmingham and London City airport both have free unlimited Wi-Fi, meaning users can browse for as long as they like without the fear of having to pay or get kicked off.Edinburgh, meanwhile, only allows two hours of free Wi-Fi,


2014-09-17T13:58:24+01:00September 17th, 2014|Industry News|

Addison Lee minicabs to offer Wi-Fi by 2015

Passengers using the services of Addison Lee will have access to superfast internet from next year, after the London minicab firm announced plans to make 4G Wi-Fi available in all of its vehicles. The decision was made after a successful trial was carried out across a small section of the company's fleet. The connectivity will


2014-09-17T10:31:12+01:00September 17th, 2014|Industry News|

Australians to get glimpse of country’s largest Wi-Fi network at flower festival

Australians will get a sneak peak at what the country's largest public Wi-Fi network is going to be like at the Floriade flower festival this year. The CBRfree network, which is being rolled out across Australia over 2014 and 2015, will be delivered by iiNet to the flower festival across September and October. Seven wireless access


2014-09-16T15:42:00+01:00September 16th, 2014|Industry News|