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Computer Business Review

Wi-Fi standards, 5G & broadband: 10 telecoms predictions for 2016

Computer Business Review
December 23, 2015

Dave Fraser, CEO, Devicescape, said:

"Free public wi-fi - or 'Amenity Wi-Fi' - will be de-stigmatised in the telecom industry. It clearly has high value to the public, but the traditional carrier community has often sought to position it as somehow lower-grade than commercial or carrier Wi-Fi. Developments this year have shown that quality is not the issue; all that is required is a way to manage its inherent fragmentation.

"There will be a tussle between brands and carriers to claim kudos for providing the free public wi-fi their customers love. In the U.S. and the UK some stores and venues have branded SSIDs while others either co-brand with -- or cede branding entirely -- to a carrier."

Fierce Wireless

Verizon’s support for Wi-Fi calling seen as validation of technology

Fierce Wireless
December 10th, 2015

Wi-Fi advocates say Verizon's latest announcement also adds to the significant momentum that has already built behind Wi-Fi calling services from a carrier community keen to address the threat from popular OTT communications offerings. "The cellular network cannot deliver ubiquitous indoor coverage and carriers are becoming increasingly dependent on Wi-Fi as an alternative means of delivering the connectivity their customers require, so we expect this momentum will continue to build," Dave Fraser, CEO of Wi-Fi platform provider Devicescape, told FierceWirelessTech.

Computer Business Review

Game, John Lewis & BHS cash in on Black Friday wi-fi spike

Computer Business Review
November 30th, 2015 — As consumers piled into shops on Black Friday, major stores saw a dramatic increase in traffic across their wi-fi networks. Research from Devicescape revealed big week-on-week spikes in wi-fi connections in top brands; video game retailer Game saw a 71.2 percent increase in wi-fi connections.

Retail Times

Game, BHS and Topshop enjoy biggest footfall increases on Black Friday, Wi-Fi provider Devicescape reports

Retail Times
November 30th, 2015

Electronics retailer Game, department store BHS and fashion retailer Topshop enjoyed some of the biggest increases in footfall on Black Friday, according to smartphone connection data analysed by Wi-Fi platform provider Devicescape.

Eat Out

Greggs Offers Best Wi-Fi On The High Street, Study Finds

Eat Out Magazine
November 27th, 2015

Greggs offers the best quality free Wi-Fi on the UK’s high street, according to a study by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. PizzaExpress, Burger King and KFC also scored highly in the report entitled ‘Making Connections: Wi-Fi on the UK High Street’

Digital Spy

Pasty purveyor Greggs has the best free WiFi on the high street

Digital Spy
November 20th, 2015

There's more on offer at your local Greggs than pasties and sausage rolls these days - the bakery also provides the best free WiFi on the high street, according to a report. Devicescape analysed data from 20 million hotspots worldwide and 215,000 in the UK to find out whether you can pick up the best connection. Greggs trumped the rest, with M&S, Boots, Pizza Express and Asda making up the remainder of the top five.

Broadband Choices

Greggs has the best high street Wi-Fi

Broadband Choices
November 23rd, 2015

In a recent study into the high street’s best Wi-Fi hotspots, Greggs has shown its flour power by rising to the top. Wi-Fi software company Devicescape analysed the data from 100,000 smartphones hooked up to public hotspots in the UK, and found that out of the 40 most used shops and restaurants that offer Wi-Fi, the sausage roll aficionado was the best.

The Mobile Network

A week in the Net

The Mobile Network
November 20th, 2015

BandwidthX, a trading space for data capacity, is including Devicescape’s managed database of WiFi hotspots - the Curated Virtual Network - as one of its tradeable assets.

TechWeek Europe

Greggs Has The Best Free Wi-Fi On The High Street

Tech Week Europe
November 2015

Greggs offers the best free quality Wi-Fi of any major retailer on the high street, according to a new report, which says businesses of all types have followed the lead of coffee shops in offering wireless connectivity to customers. Devicescape analysed data from 100,000 smartphones connected to its ‘curated virtual network’ (CVN) which comprises more than 20 million hotspots worldwide and 215,000 in the UK which meet certain quality standards. The 40 most used retailers and restaurants were assessed in the report.

Essential Retail

UK high street retailers commended for Wi-Fi offering

Essential Retail
November 19th, 2015

Greggs and Marks & Spencer (M&S) offer the best quality free Wi-Fi on the UK high street, according to a study released by Wi-Fi analyst group Devicescape. The report suggests that when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi and the ease with which it can be accessed, Boots and Asda come out on top.

Computer Business Review

Greggs and Marks & Spencer named UK high street Wi-Fi leaders

Computer Business Review
November 18th, 2015

Greggs along with Marks & Spencer has come up as the most interconnected brand in the UK high street for offering the best quality free Wi-Fi. According to a report titled, 'Making Connections: Wi-Fi on the UK High Street' by wireless networking company Devicescape, retail and 'food on the go' sectors were the ones to offer best quality Wi-Fi. The sectors were closely followed by restaurants, banks, and coffee shops which mostly attracts attract nomadic workers.

Retail Times

Greggs and Boots named as UK high street Wi-Fi leaders in new report

Retail Times
November 18th, 2015

While free Wi-Fi might be associated most closely with coffee shops keen to attract nomadic workers, the report shows just how widespread and high quality Wi-Fi on the UK high street has in fact become. Devicescape found that brands from the retail and ‘food on the go’ sectors offered the best quality Wi-Fi during the survey period, followed by restaurants, banks, and coffee shops.

Retail Technology

Greggs and Boots named UK High Street Wi-Fi Leaders

Retail Technology
November 18th, 2015

Greggs and Marks & Spencer offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading High Street retailers, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. The report, Making Connections: Wi-Fi on the UK High Street, reveals the results of a listing, compiled to rank the top High Street retailers that offer free Wi-Fi, taking into account quality, accessibility, and usage.

Internet Retailing

Greggs and Boots lead the way in UK high street Wi-Fi

Internet Retailing
November 18th, 2015

Greggs and Marks & Spencer [IRDX RMAS] offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading high street brands, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. But when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi and the ease with which it can be accessed, Boots [IRDX RBOO] and Asda [IRDX RASD] take the top positions.

A1 Retail

Greggs and Boots named as UK High Street Wi-Fi Leaders in New Report

A1 Retail
November 18th

While free Wi-Fi might be associated most closely with coffee shops keen to attract nomadic workers, the report shows just how widespread and high quality Wi-Fi on the UK high street has in fact become. Devicescape found that brands from the retail and ‘food on the go’ sectors offered the best quality Wi-Fi during the survey period, followed by restaurants, banks, and coffee shops.

TelecomTV

WiFi gets more liquid: Devicescape links up with bandwidth exchange

Telecom TV
November 17th, 2015

What better way to financially link multiple WiFi hotspot network owners with emerging WiFi service providers (mobile operators, MVNOs and WiFi first operators) than with an exchange mechanism to enable dynamic access bandwidth pricing for sets of WiFi access points according to location, demand and service quality? To that end another WiFi strategic partnership was announced today between Devicescape and Wi-Fi capacity marketplace provider BandwidthX (see - WiFi hotspot provider iPass bulks up by adding FON and a curation platform) under which Devicescape’s ‘Curated Virtual Network’ (CVN) of amenity Wi-Fi access points will be integrated into the Bandwidth X offering.

rethink wireless

Devicescape’s BandwidthX deal – face of the new WiFi

Rethink Wireless
November 17th, 2015

Earlier this month, business-focused aggregator iPass announced deals with FON and Devicescape, to bring it close to its target of offering customers 50m access points worldwide. Now Devicescape is also teaming up with BandwidthX, the pioneer in on-demand WiFi capacity.

total telecom

Devicescape, BandwidthX to boost operator WiFi offering

Total Telecom
November 17th, 2015,

The partnership allows operators to buy CVN access on an on-demand, dynamic pricing basis, giving them a vital capacity boost exactly when, where, and for how long they need it.

Wireless

Devicescape’s CVN integrated into BandwidthX’s Wi-Fi capacity trading solution

Wireless
November 17th, 2015

Devicescape has announced a strategic partnership that will see its curated virtual network (CVN) of amenity Wi-Fi integrated into the offering of Wi-Fi capacity marketplace provider BandwidthX.

The Fast Mode

Indoor Connectivity – Wi-Fi Has You Covered

The Fast Mode
November 11th, 2015

The indoor coverage problem is not one of resource, it is one of access provision, quality management, and integration. If mobile operators are keen to provide continuity of service at the application level — as their enthusiasm for Wi-Fi calling indicates they are — then they need to apply the same thinking to the underlying access. Otherwise the overall experience they provide will continue to lack the consistency for which they are aiming and the service they provide will still cease at the thresholds of numerous buildings, both public and domestic.