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Wifirst pioneers WiFi as a service for European businesses

Wifirst underpins managed WiFi services with high-bandwidth fibre connectivity from Colt

Wifirst underpins managed WiFi services with high-bandwidth fibre connectivity from Colt

The French founder of Wifirst, Marc Taieb, established the company in 2002 to address a gap in the market: internet connectivity and premium WiFi services for professional use, such as student residences. “Students depend on internet access for academic work, but also for social media, video gaming, streaming and much more besides,” confirms Vincent Jouan, Technical Sales Director at Wifirst.

The Wifirst solution provides a shared physical WiFi infrastructure, on which each student can use an individual ‘room area network’ (RAN) to securely connect all their devices to each other and to the internet — just as they would do at home. Security features built into the service keep each room area network separate and private.

The managed WiFi service was soon extended to other markets with a similar need for a large number of personal networks, including hotels, holiday parks, army bases and many more. Now the company is seeing increased demand from the enterprise market as working styles change. Organisations need higher bandwidth and more secure connectivity than ever before to support increased mobility, intensive data usage, and access to hosted and cloud-based applications.

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COMPANY NAME

Wifirst

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Internet service provider

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To underpin WiFi as a service with secure, reliable, high-bandwidth fibre connectivity.

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