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Liberty Global, Devicescape Make a WiFi Connection

Multichannel News
March 3rd, 2016

Devicescape said Liberty Global has agreed to deploy the vendor’s public WiFi software platform across the MSO’s European mobile footprint. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the technology will enable Liberty Global’s subscribers in Europe to automatically connect to WiFi hotspots on Devicescape’s “Curated Virtual Network” of amenity access points.

Mobile Europe

Liberty Global broadens Wi-Fi reach with Devicescape partnership

Mobile Europe
March 3rd, 2016

Liberty Global is installing Devicescape's automated connectivity solution to allow its customers to connect to the vendor's Wi-Fi network. Devicescape manages a curated virtual network (CVN) of Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe. Liberty Global said the move would allow its customers to improve smartphone connectivity, particularly indoors.

telecoms.com

Liberty Global extends Devicescape wifi partnership across Europe

Telecoms.com
March 3rd, 2016

Multinational cableco Liberty Global has continued its multiplay push by extending its deal with wifi hotspot aggregator Devicescape to cover its entire European footprint. Devicescape’s core offering is a ‘curated virtual network’ of public wifi hotspots. As public wifi becomes more ubiquitous it’s becoming possible to depend largely on public wifi for mobile data in urban environments.

telecompetitor

C Spire/ Devicescape Deal Should Reduce Roaming Costs

TeleCompetitior
March 1st, 2016

A C Spire/ Devicescape nationwide Wi-Fi deal announced yesterday should save money for C Spire and its customers, particularly when customers travel outside the C Spire footprint. The offering uses the Devicescape Wi-Fi network, which Devicescape refers to as a “curated” network. It relies on public Wi-Fi hotspots, but verifies that a hotspot will provide a good connection before connecting end users to it.

Wireless Week

C Spire Extends Wi-Fi Hotspot Network to iOS Users

Wireless Week
February 29th, 2016

Apple iOS users on wireless provider C Spire’s network will now be able to take advantage of increased Wi-Fi connectivity, the carrier announced Monday. According to C Spire, a new partnership with Devicescape will give the carrier’s iOS customers free access to more than 20 million Wi-Fi access points around the globe through the “WiFi On” app in the App Store. The Wi-Fi hotspot service was originally made available to Android users in 2013 though WiFi On in the Google Play store.

TechWeek Europe

Devicescape UK Wi-Fi Network Reaches 500,000 Hotspots

TechWeek Europe
February 10th, 2016

The increase in the UK has been attributed to free Wi-Fi being offered by more retailers and a partnership with Virgin Media which allows customers to access the CVN, and has seen more Devicescape-enabled smartphones add new hotspots to the network.

telecompaper

Devicescape’s UK network passes 500,000 access points

Telecom Paper
February 10th, 2016

Devicescape confirmed that its UK Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of amenity Wi-Fi has reached over 500,000 access points as of December 2015, up more than twofold from a year earlier. The UK CVN was launched in February 2014 with 17,500 access points, and had reached 215,000 APs as of February 2015.

Computer Business Review

International data roaming: how will it alter the European mobile market?

Computer Business Review
January 14th, 2016

Another element of providing a comprehensive roaming bundle to consumers will be making use of non-cellular infrastructure, such as wi-fi. This provides a cheaper way of offloading the extra traffic, which can be passed onto the consumer. For example, companies such as iPass and DeviceScape are working on providing a wi-fi service that is as intuitive and convenient as cellular networks. DeviceScape has built what it calls a 'curated wi-fi network', combining free public hotspots into a seamless network.

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.