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Opinion Services

Opinion: Why the Connected Stadium is Coming Our Way

Today I’m delighted to feature an opinion piece from Simon Hills, Commercial Director at Sports Revolution. Simon and his colleagues have been working in the field of stadium connectivity and engagement for a long time. One of his company’s services, StadiumLive caught my attention recently and I asked Simon to tell us more about that along […]

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Opinion Services

Holidays: Useless without mobile or WiFi connectivity?

Two weeks ago I took the family to Crete for a week. It’s the first proper holiday — or, for the international readers, our first proper ‘vacation’ — that we’ve taken as a family. The boys are still young and we didn’t fancy subjecting ourselves to a 12-hour travel extravaganza each way to visit somewhere […]

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Operators Opinion

The 30 second Hotspot rule and why it’s sorely needed

I’d like to propose a new rule for hotspots. The rule is simple: If my phone identifies The Cloud or BT Openzone, I want it to check that I’m staying in that location for more than 30 seconds before attempting to login, fail to validate automatically and then leave me ‘connected’ without an internet connection.  […]

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Operators Opinion Services

How important is WiFi (or connectivity) in a retail environment?

I’ve a question for you about the importance of connectivity in the retail environment. I’d like to determine if I’m an absolutely ridiculous edge case, or whether you’re feeling it too. I set out a scenario last night whereby I made extensive use of Whatsapp to help my wife decide precisely what present she’d like […]

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Opinion

Moved from Marlow to Ascot – your help needed with connectivity decisions

A housekeeping note and a request for suggestions, folks. We’ve now moved house from beautiful Marlow to equally lovely Ascot. Home of the world famous race course (300 years old this year I think). I have a greenfield house to play with so I would welcome your connectivity suggestions. There’s nothing installed at the moment […]

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News

Mobile data cards will kill off wi-fi hotspots

3G could potentially kill off wi-fi, according to analysts Infonetics Research, as more and more of us use mobile broadband data cards rather than the wireless hotspots provided by coffee shops and the like as the service becomes “more available, more affordable, and a higher performance choice” Infonetics says that sales of mobile data cards […]