Who We Are At IntechnologyWiFi
IntechnologyWiFi was founded to bring about a revolution to the public WiFi space, to break down the common negativity and poor user experience of access to wireless connectivity in towns and cities of the UK.
Founder and owner Peter Wilkinson realised there was a distinct alternative to the disparate patchwork of WiFi hotspots that have entered the popular UK consciousness as what ‘public WiFi’ represents – unreliable, restricted and, more often than not, prohibitively expensive.
Added to this was Peter’s vision of further leveraging this innovation to wireless connectivity with a series of market-defining service enhancements to form the Connected City Platform – meeting the demands of an ever-evolving digitally connected world and bringing the ‘Smart City concept to life.
Unrivalled in-house expertise and resources
intechnologyWiFi calls upon an enviable set of in-house resources and expertise to deliver its market-defining Connected City Platform.
BACKHAUL, STORAGE AND DATA CENTRES
SOFTWARE AND APP DEVELOPMENT
DATA MONETISATION AND MANAGEMENT
SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING
SERVICES, SUPPORT AND NOC MODELS
A pedigree in successful technological innovation
intechnologyWiFi is part of Intechnology plc, owned by Peter Wilkinson, one of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs, with a proven track record in delivering profitable technology and free, content-based, commercial internet solutions.
These solutions include developing and selling the first free consumer internet service, Freeserve, and the growth and sale of sports website business, Sports Internet Group, to BSkyB for £300m (later to become Sky Bet). Peter also built the Harrogate-based data services and telecommunications business, inTechnology Managed Services, owned an extremely successful storage solutions and hardware business (Storm), and created the first business-to-business ISP, Planet Online. intechnologyWiFi brings with it all the heritage, knowledge and resources of Intechnology plc.
1983 : Storm
We establish one of the UKs largest data storage distributors (£320m revenue)
1995 : Planet
We build the UK’s first profitable business ISP
1997 : Planet Football
We produce the first ‘official’ websites for 23 football clubs and first online merchandising stores as a start-up
1998 : Freeserve
We grow the UK’s most successful consumer ISP. Planet Online sold to Energis (£85m) and Freeserve to Energis (undisc.)
1999 : Sports Internet Group
We become the first official online betting service after the £19.7m purchase of Surrey Sports. Planet Football reversed into AIM-listed Sports Internet Group and sports statistics provider Opta acquired along with £30m funding
1999 : Vdata
We build one of the leading online data storage services
2000 : inTechnology
Sports Internet Group is acquired for £301m and rebranded as Sky Bet. Storm and Vdata merge to become inTechnology
2006 : Mobile Tornado
We develop one of the UK’s first enterprise grade hosted voice platforms. We sell inTechnology’s distribution arm (Storm) to Arrow for £42m
2012 : Inhealthcare
We develop digital health solutions, enabling the NHS to provide improved out of hospital care
2013 : intechnologyWiFi
We buy global WiFi manufacturer Alvarion, and develop free WiFi solutions. We sell inTechnology Managed Services for £65m
Our values – Keep the Faith
To constantly keep the delivery of excellence at the forefront of our minds
Adaptable to change and business agility
Forward thinking and finding answers to challenges
Working better together than as individuals
Being honest and transparent with clients and each other