Irish Wi-Fi player MyPlace Connect expands into India

20 Feb 2014

Ireland-headquartered Wi-Fi provider MyPlace Connect’s international expansion continues apace with the news the company is now live in India.

The company has surpassed more than 1,000 new users through the India expansion, with more signing up every day.

This expansion is the latest from MyPlace Connect, which had made services available in Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands before the end of 2013.

Initially developed as an advertising platform, MyPlace Connect has grown to become an adaptable, mobile, cloud-based hotspot solution.

The MyPlace Connect Wi-Fi network is solely funded by the venues in which the service is available.

The service eliminates the need for codes to access the internet, and to make it even more convenient, the system remembers customers through a one-off registration.

The always-free service has already signed up more than 400,000 users in Ireland alone. 

“There is a growing Asian market and it is an area we hope to target in 2014,” said Peadar Gormley, the CEO and founder of MyPlace Connect.

“Now that we have our first Indian customer, it has allowed us to understand the needs and wants of customers in that part in the world. The market intelligence gained has been invaluable and I believe the company can only go up from here.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years