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30 November 2012
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Virgin Media Business partners with GlobalReach Technology in making Leeds and Bradford city centres super-connected in time for the New Year.

Virgin Media Business has won the UK’s first city wireless concessions outside of London, since the Government announced the first phase of its super connected city initiative. This heralds the roll out of a free public Wi-Fi service to 1.2 million people in Bradford and Leeds city centres and paves the way for the deployment of the next generation of ‘small cell’ wireless networks.

This first step on the journey towards super connectivity sees both cities realise their ambitions of providing a free public Wi-Fi service in city centres just in time for the start of the New Year. The high performance Wi-Fi service will be open to all, operated for Virgin Media Business by its partner GlobalReach Technology Ltd and powered by Virgin Media’s fibre network. The first locations to benefit from the service in time for the New Year will be Briggate in Leeds and Bridge Street in Bradford, followed by Millennium Square in Leeds and City Park in Bradford early in 2013.

"The service provided by Virgin Media Business/GlobalReach is proving to be very reliable and is delivering very good performance even in high demand situations" said David Maidment, Head of ICT Strategy, Architecture & Commissioning at Leeds City Council - ICT Services.

Read the full press release.


About GlobalReach Technology:

GlobalReach Technology is the Wi-Fi AAA and captive portal platform purpose-built for the world’s largest service providers, who use it to manage multiple, complex wireless services for their business customers.

Its software and cloud-based platform powers some of the world’s most complex Wi-Fi services, delivering billions of authentications a year. These include San Francisco, San Jose, New York, London, Sydney, Mexico and throughout Europe.

Media contact:

Kate Cleevely
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