Wi-Fi player MyPlace Connect expanding to six new countries

20 Dec 2013

Pictured: Peadar Gormley, CEO of MyPlace Connect

Ireland-headquartered free Wi-Fi provider MyPlace Connect has commenced its overseas expansion, making the service available in France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and the US.

The MyPlace Connect Wi-Fi network is solely funded by the venues where the service is available and eliminates the need for codes to access the internet following a one-off registration.

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

The service is always free and as a result it has signed up an estimated 400,000 users in Ireland alone.

By allowing the venues to pay a monthly fee, the cost of providing Wi-Fi at such a high capacity is minimised for MyPlace Connect customers.

This international expansion shows that businesses from all over are becoming more and more aware that free Wi-Fi is a vital driver for business.

CEO Peader Gormley said the expansion is in line with the vision he had created for the company when it was founded in 2010.

“We are growing and growing and gaining invaluable insight into how the product works internationally and what the needs of these international businesses are. This kind of market intelligence can hopefully help us expand even more over the coming years.”

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