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Launching a content website – Citi-Wise’s cross-platform journey

Redesigning a website is an undertaking that every company must eventually face - should they wish to remain current and on-trend, that is. In a digital world of constant innovation and enhancement, and one in which the consumer is becoming ever more discerning and...

Building A Smart City: Where To Start?

As a company working with several leading cities, including Edinburgh, on their ‘Smart City’ vision, we understand that despite the enormous potential it has, it can also be overwhelming for local authorities trying to step into the unknown. Today, many cities are...

Smart Cities – Key To Hitting Climate Targets?

  In the 21st century, cities are increasingly at the forefront of the way human societies are organised. The urban population will grow from about 4 billion currently to 6.5 billion by 2050, and two thirds of the globe will be living in cities by 2066....

Free WiFi Now Provided In Hostels Across Southend

IntechnologyWiFi is fighting social exclusion and isolation in Southend-on-Sea by rolling out free wireless connectivity in hostels across the seaside town. The WiFi will help some of the most vulnerable people in society access the basic goods and services that...

Big Data – the most valuable resource for Smart Cities?

  Big Data - What and why? If you’ve read the recent attempts of tech magazines and blogs to predict the future, you may already be tired of hearing about the importance of big data. Although simple sounding, the phrase ‘big data’ doesn’t seem to mean much to most...

Over half a million users recorded for free public WiFi in Edinburgh

More than 500,000 people have signed up for free public WiFi in Edinburgh since its launch a year ago, representing user growth of nearly 1,370 people per day. The IntechnologyWiFi deployment in December 2016 created one of Britain’s largest wireless networks in the...

Bill Gates invests $80bn in Arizona Smart City

Philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates has had his latest venture revealed by a team of Arizona reporters: the Microsoft mogul’s investment firm Cascade LLC, in conjunction with Belmont Partners (the holders of the property) has committed an astonishing $80m to...

Moscow: the Smart City that’s about to get (a lot) Smarter…

World famous for stunning architecture such as St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, Moscow is fast building a similar impressive reputation for its digital infrastructure, and has recently been recognised as one of the Top 10 global smart cities by leading...

The Internet Of Things will revolutionise city living – here’s how

The Internet of Things (IoT) – just like things themselves, you might say – is everywhere. The international research firm, Gartner, estimated that there are 3.8 billion connected things ‘out there’ in the world today – spanning smart cars, trains, parking lots,...

Free WiFi and IoT network set to launch in Coventry city centre

Free public WiFi is coming to Coventry city centre, bringing a stream of social and economic benefits for residents, visitors and businesses. The next-generation wireless service offers better digital connections for people using the WiFi. Users will be able to enjoy...

Free WiFi on the way to Southend-on-Sea

Free public WiFi is coming to Southend-on-Sea town centre from September, with users able to enjoy unlimited free browsing without running up large bills for data usage. The next-generation wireless service from IntechnologyWiFi offers blanket, seamless connectivity...

IntechnologyWiFi partners with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The world’s best-known military spectacle takes on a new digital dimension this summer as The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo recruits IntechnologyWiFi as its official WiFi partner.Visitors to the event at Edinburgh Castle will be able to use the super-fast mobile...

Our Smart City WiFi is the shape of things to come…

For more than a century, the New Statesman has been one of the leading progressive political and cultural voices in Great Britain.Founded in 1913, the august journal has chronicled the events and ideas shaping and changing the world, giving a platform to writers such...

Tourism businesses urged to capitalise on Edinburgh’s free WiFi

  Tourism businesses in Edinburgh are being encouraged to make the most of improved digital connectivity in the city centre, provided by IntechnologyWiFi to increase their visibility to tourists. The new free outdoor WiFi service has attracted more than 72,000...

When did smartphones get so smart?

It might not seem like it, but mobile phones haven’t always been chock full of useful – and useless – applications, utilities and games. It’s not too long ago that GPS was only an expensive box stuck to the windscreen of your car, and only 16 years since the first...

The timeline of wearables

You might think that the rise of wearable technology is something that happened a couple of years ago, but it’s actually closer to a thousand. Here, we take a look at some of those defining moments across the last millennia.   1286: First eyeglasses. The original...

Test Match and T20 WiFi at Headingley: 600GB not-out

In April, intechnologyWiFi installed its WiFi network solution for Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) at Headingley Cricket Ground. The network was quickly put through its paces with a series of county games, an international Test Match and a T20 fixture. As one of...

Beamforming and MU-MIMO: Better WiFi in your home

You may well have never heard of beamforming and MU-MIMO before, but these two WiFi technologies are now making their way into the everyday home routers we all use to connect our devices to the internet. Now – before you beam with delight (sorry) – this is actually...

Free WiFi to be rolled-out across Edinburgh city centre

The City of Edinburgh Council has signed a 10-year contract with intechnologyWiFi to deliver free WiFi coverage to Edinburgh city centre, providing residents and visitors with access to free, high-speed internet, 24/7. Edinburgh is the UK’s second most-visited city...

Free WiFi hits Headingley in time for an action-packed summer

Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) has signed a 10-year contract with intechnologyWiFi for the delivery of free WiFi coverage across Headingley Cricket Ground, providing fans with access to free, high-speed internet to enhance their match-day experience. The...

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT): Another Internet of Things buzzword?

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a method of enabling communication for all these ‘things’ that are definitely – maybe – going to change our lives in the near future. For all its hype, the Internet of Things has still not really arrived in any significant way. So, what...

Networking 101: How does WiFi work?

We all use it and take it for granted, but very few of us are aware of how WiFi actually works. Do we care? Probably not that much; but without it we’d still be tied to that forever-too-short ethernet cable to get our fix of the latest hilarious video clips on...

Digital lens: What makes a stadium smart?

Teach it Latin, or dress it in a suit and tie? No – as much as I’d like to see Anfield dressed in a tuxedo and reciting some Quintilianus – a smart stadium is one that works for both its visitors and owners through integrated technologies. So, what does a stadium...

Stadium owners: It’s time to modernise to monetise

In January, Sport Techie reported on the opportunities of stadium WiFi and digital engagement to revolutionise the fan experience, and to provide the firm technical foundation to drive new revenues. Naturally, we couldn’t agree more. As the publication suggested,...

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