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Dom.ru Business offers Wi-Fi authorisation with passport data

The Dom.ru Business unit of Russian operator ER-Telecom introduced a new option for authorisation on public WI-Fi networks, reports Gorodkirov.ru. Customers using Wi-Fi services in the HoReCa sector, as well as in commercial centres, libraries and other public locations will be able to authorise the connection using their passport data. READ MORE: Russia investigates mobile operators over local roaming fees Authorisation…

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Italy Is Launching a Nationwide Free Wi-Fi App

The Italian government has launched an app which will allow residents and tourists to connect to wifi across the country using a single log-in. Users will be able to connect instantly to a nationwide network of wifi hotspots – in railway stations, hotels and public institutions, for example – via the app, without filling in any further details after the…

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Business Travelers Expect to Manage Travel on All Devices

Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, announces results from its 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey* today, highlighting the increasing desire by business travelers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on the road. Instead of incentives such as priority boarding and airport lounge access topping business travelers’ wish lists, the study revealed travelers are…

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Dimension Data to set up Wi-Fi at Carrefour shops

Supermarket chain Carrefour will provide a new Wi-Fi network for 85 shops in Belgium. The work will be carried out by Dimension Data, which will place new points, with a separate controller per shops for flexibility. The equipment will come from Aruba Networks. READ MORE: Belgium Telecom Market The value of the contract between Carrefour and Dimension Data has not been…

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Facebook expands ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature globally

Today Facebook is beginning to roll out Find Wi-Fi everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. They launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year and found it’s not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce. Find Wi-Fi helps you locate available Wi-Fi hot spots…

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BT launches first free Wi-Fi kiosks in London

BT has launched its first InLink kiosks providing public Wi-Fi in London, in Camden High Street. Developed with Intersection, the company behind the LinkNYC service in New York, the kiosks are set to roll out across the UK as replacements for BT’s payphones in some areas. They are funded by advertising with Primesight. BT said “hundreds of users” within range…

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Virgin Media Ireland launches wifi service for businesses

‘Fast, reliable wifi’ priced from €30 a month Virgin Media Ireland has launched a wifi service for Irish businesses, which it says will boost local economies and benefit both companies and their customers. Virgin Wifi was unveiled at the Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda, an event sponsored by the cable company. Businesses can access “fast, reliable wifi” for their businesses from €30…

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WiFi4EU initiative: how will it work?

European citizens will soon benefit from the WiFi4EU initiative which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, town halls, parks, libraries, and other public spaces. On 29 May, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding. According to the agreement, the…

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Qualcomm Extends Benefits of 802.11ad Wi-Fi to Enterprises and Outdoor Environments

Leading Enterprise OEMs, Including MikroTik, Leverage Advanced 802.11ad Wi-Fi Technology from Qualcomm to Improve Enterprise Wi-Fi Connectivity Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced today that it is bringing the benefits of its 802.11ad Wi-Fi technology to a variety of enterprise and outdoor environments.  Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ad solutions already provide multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for laptops,…

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EU reaches deal on EUR 120 mln worth ‘WiFi4EU’ for public free Wi-Fi services

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached tonight a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. As stated by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the WiFi4EU initiative will contribute to the vision of having…

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