Saturday 31 January 2015

UPC trials new Wi-FI service ahead of official launch

Published 16/01/2014 | 15:04

*** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 12/08/2013 : UPC, Irelands leading provider of TV entertainment, information and communications, has today launched its revolutionary new Horizon TV service to the Irish market. UPC Horizon TV provides HD channels as standard, recording for 4 shows at once, programme suggestions, TV to any screen & 100Mb Broadband. ALL in one clever box. Pictured at the launch of UPC Horizon TV was UPC Ireland Chief Executive Officer Magnus Ternsjö and UPC brand ambassador Craig Doyle. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

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UPC Ireland Chief Executive Officer Magnus Ternsjö and UPC brand ambassador Craig Doyle

Up to 10,000 UPC broadband customers in Limerick will have access to a new Wi-Fi service as part of a free trial period.

The convenient Horizon service gives the customer the ability to connect their mobile devices to another UPC Wi-Fi service in a participating UPC broadband home. 

With the intention of rolling out the service to locations all over the country by the summer season, Horizon Wi-Free allows users to access the internet while visiting the homes of friends and family - without having to ask for the security password. 

The unique, free service requests that customers set their mobile device to connect to Horizon Wi-Free once, and will automatically connect every time after that.

“The internet is all about sharing, so we thought, why not share the internet itself’?” said Ronan McEvoy, head of consumer products, UPC Ireland of the service.

“UPC’s Horizon Wi-Free service means you can still enjoy the benefits of our fibre powered broadband when you’re visiting friends. With reliable, fast and secure Wi-Free broadband, you can keep up to date with news, live match scores and any other content you really want to see.”

Following the initial trail in Limerick, Horizon Wi-Fi will be rolled out nationwide to over 150,000 customers in the coming months.

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