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Devicescape Teams With Norwood on ‘World Wi-Fi’ App

Light Reading
July 11th, 2016

“As a company we believe the connectivity provided to end users, and the way it’s provided, are ripe for improvement. So we’re delighted to partner with Norwood on such a disruptive proposition, and excited about the growth it will bring to our network,” said Dave Fraser, CEO, Devicescape. “Much of the initiative in this increasingly competitive arena is being taken by non-traditional service providers, heaping pressure on incumbent operators to respond.”

IT Wire

Norwood secures world Wi-Fi hotspots deal with Devicescape

IT Wire
July 4th, 2016

Australian telecommunications services provider Norwood Systems has sealed an agreement with US-based Devicescape which will allow users of its services to view available Wi-Fi hotspots through an augmented reality interface and make Wi-Fi connected calls using Devicescape’s Wi-Fi hotspots. Devicescape has 20 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, with Norwood’s World Wi-Fi, an aggregator of Wi-Fi, allowing users to locate the hotspots through an app.

The West Australian

Norwood in world wi-fi hotspot deal

The West Australian
July 1st, 2016

A deal with a US company to help locate wi-fi hotspots has helped Perth technology company Norwood halt its share price slide, with the company predicting it will help it grow its phone platforms. Norwood shares jumped 0.3¢, or 10 per cent, to 3.3¢ — stopping a eight-month slide after the company hit as high as 13¢ in November — after it announced the deal with Devicescape.

TechWeek Europe

Tata Wi-Fi+ Lets Mobile Operators Offload Onto 21m Hotspots

TechWeek Europe
June 29th, 2016

Wi-Fi+ is powered by iPass’s network of hotspots. iPass does not own any hotspots itself and instead agrees partnerships with various providers to offer businesses a single log-in and billing service that promises to make it easier and cheaper to use wireless Internet services around the world. Last year it integrated Devicescape’s 20 million curated access points into its network, bringing its total footprint to more than 50 million, or two thirds of the world’s public hotspots.

Computer Weekly

Total smartphone service: put public Wi-Fi in the mix

Computer Weekly
June 17th, 2016

Consumers are reliant on both Wi-Fi and cellular, rendering the “competing networks” mentality outdated. In the smartphone era the ability to connect to the mobile network is simply one of a number of important underlying enablers required of the device and — judged in terms of time spent connected — it may not even be first among equals. What end users need is a service tailored to their movements and habits, and that has to be based upon a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi.

Light Reading

Cellular, WiFi & the ‘CEO Pitch’

Light Reading
April 12th, 2016

Cellular and WiFi have been side by side in the smartphone for years, vastly improving device utility and user experience. Today it is the service that lags the device, with many operators apparently unwilling or unable to provide managed connectivity tailored to the capabilities of the smartphone, or to the patterns of user behavior those capabilities have spawned.

Comms MEA

Bezeq deploys Devicescape to enhance connectivity

Comms MEA
April 10th, 2016

Bezeq, Israel’s telecommunications provider is encouraging customers to ‘take their home wherever they go,’ by providing them with high quality, cost-efficient access to their favorite content and services throughout Israel, and while travelling internationally. The campaign relies on a Devicescape-powered connectivity proposition which integrates public and private Wi-Fi into a single service, positioned by Bezeq as a key strategic differentiator.

TelecomTV

Bezeq lines up Devicescape as part of a concerted WiFi push

Telecom TV
April 7th, 2016

The Bezek deal is the latest in a long line: late last year Devicescape built on its steady announcement flow by hooking up with BandwidthX a ‘Wi-Fi capacity marketplace provider’ - which said its members were looking to buy into Devicescape’s ‘curated virtual network’ access on a dynamic pricing basis so they could boost available WiFi capacity as and when they needed it. Just previous to that it announced a deal with WiFi hotspot aggregator, iPass and then earlier this year it announced that it had done a deal with cable giant Liberty Global, which had signed up to “deploy the Devicescape solution across its European mobile footprint,” joining its subsidiary UK cable outfit, Virgin Media, which took the service on in 2014.

TeleGeography

Bezeq utilising Devicescape solution to support strategic connectivity initiative

TeleGeography
April 7th, 2016

US-based Devicescape has announced that its solution will be used to underpin a ‘major, connectivity-focused customer experience initiative’ being launched this month by Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq. The telco plans to encourage its subscribers to ‘take their home wherever they go’ as part of a marketing plan, with the campaign to rely on a Devicescape-powered connectivity proposition which integrates public and private Wi-Fi into a single service.

Capacity Media

Bezeq to deploy Devicescape to boost connectivity

Capacity Media
April 7th, 2016

Israeli operator Bezeq has struck a deal to utilise Devicescape’s Wifi technology to enhance its strategic domestic and international connectivity offering this month. The news follows the deal struck between Devicescape and Liberty Global last month, and builds on the recognition that network providers are showing towards a need for reliable public wifi.

Wireless

Bezeq deploys Devicescape to support strategic connectivity initiative

Wireless
April 6th, 2016

Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications provider, is implementing Devicescape’s curated virtual Wi-Fi network and QoE management platform to underpin a major connectivity-focused customer experience initiative being launched this month, it announced today (6 April 2016).

telecompaper

Bezeq deploys Devicescape for connectivity initiative

TelecomPaper
April 6th, 2016

Devicescape announced that its solution underpins a major connectivity-focused customer experience initiative being launched this month by Israeli operator Bezeq. The operator is encouraging customers to 'take their home wherever they go,' by providing them with access to their favorite content and services throughout Israel, and while travelling internationally.

Tele Analysis

Bezeq Deploys Devicescape To Support Connectivity

TeleAnalysis
April 6th, 2016

Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications provider has deployed Devicescape solution to support connectivity-focused customer experience initiative. Android and iOS customers will benefit from automated connectivity to Devicescape’s Curated Virtual Network of freely shared amenity Wi-Fi, which currently comprises more than 20 million access points worldwide.

Light Reading

Bezeq Deploys Devicescape’s WiFi Tech

Light Reading
April 6th, 2016

“By partnering with Devicescape we are able to deliver a standout customer experience by providing seamless Wi-Fi connectivity at millions of locations locally and globally, at home or on the go, which we believe is part of our promise to enable a worry-free connected life, wherever they are,” said Gil Rosen, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at Bezeq.

Retail Customer Experience

Lowe’s, Macy’s are best when it comes to retail Wi-Fi

Retail Customer Experience
April 6th, 2016

The best retail Wi-Fi can be found at restaurant chains and fast food outlets, according to a new survey from engagement network Popwifi. Topping the list are restaurant chains BJ’s and Olive Garden, according to an announcement. Yet some big retail players are doing exceptionally well in providing customers free Wi-Fi as well, including Macy's, Lowe's and Michael's. The three placed in the top five of the ranking.

MVNO Dynamics

Bezeq Deploys Devicescape To Support Connectivity

MVNO Dynamics
April 6th, 2016

Android and iOS customers will benefit from automated connectivity to Devicescape’s Curated Virtual Network of freely shared amenity Wi-Fi, which currently comprises more than 20 million access points worldwide. The Israeli market leader will also use Devicescape technology to manage customers’ connections and quality of experience across all Wi-Fi, including its nationwide homespot network of more than 600,000 access points.

Luxury Daily

Active in-store WiFi engagements quickly escalating: report

Luxury Daily
March 30th, 2016

WiFi availability is nearing ubiquity across all retail sectors, representing a significant opportunity for brands, with merchants such as Whole Foods, Kohl’s and Walmart leading the way in terms of time spent connected, according to a Popwifi report coming out on March 31.

Mobile Commerce Daily

Active in-store Wi-Fi engagements quickly escalating: report

Mobile Commerce Daily
March 29th, 2016

The report, Making Connections: Wi-Fi in the U.S. Retail Sector, found that 11 of the top 20 brands offering quality free Wi-Fi are restaurants or fast food outlets, with BJ’s and Olive Garden topping the list. Additionally, smartphone users in the United States consume more data per minute at Starbucks than at any other brand surveyed.

rethink wireless

Mobile and cablecos vie to use WiFi most effectively

Rethink Wireless
March 7th, 2016

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The more ubiquitous and carrier-class public WiFi becomes, the more the battle heats up between mobile operators and their non-cellular challengers, to see which can harness WiFi more effectively.

Broadband TV News

Devicescape to find Wi-Fi for Liberty customers

Broadband TV News
March 7th, 2014

Liberty Global is to deploy Devicescape technology to help mobile customers track down nearby Wi-Fi hotspots. Devicescape’s Curated Virtual Network (CVN) has been deployed as WiFi Buddy on Liberty’s UK operation, Virgin Media, since February 2014.