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November 18, 2015

Greggs and Marks & Spencer named UK high street Wi-Fi leaders

News: Boots and Asda also topped the list of free Wi-Fi providers.

By CBR Staff Writer

Greggs along with Marks & Spencer has come up as the most interconnected brand in the UK high street for offering the best quality free Wi-Fi.

According to a report titled, ‘Making Connections: Wi-Fi on the UK High Street’ by wireless networking company Devicescape, retail and ‘food on the go’ sectors were the ones to offer best quality Wi-Fi.

The sectors were closely followed by restaurants, banks, and coffee shops which mostly attracts attract nomadic workers.

The report ranked the brands according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi the companies provided and the ease with which could be accessed.

Companies like Boots and Asda also attained top positions when it came to offering quality Wi-Fi.

The company gathered sample of more than 100,000 Devicescape-enabled smartphones, and sampled the free Wi-Fi at a host of leading brand locations across the UK.

Devicescape director of marketing Mike Hibberd said: "The real takeaway here is not that Greggs has better Wi-Fi than the next brand but that the quality of high street Wi-Fi in the UK is really very good across the board.

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"At the very least the connectivity offered by the brands we’ve listed, and many more we have not, is good enough to stream video to a smartphone."

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