If you are visiting Warsaw this summer and find yourself wandering around the Warsaw Royal Gardens, you can access the large Wi-Fi network recently installed by Orange Poland over the park’s 760,000 square meters. The network uses Ruckus Wireless access points with Hotspot 2.0 technology, which is designed to simplify the login process and allows users to roam onto other Wi-Fi networks with greater ease.
“With this new technology, the procedure of connecting a mobile device with our Wi-Fi network is remarkably simple, removing the need for any user interaction with the device,” said Krzysztof Kozlowski, director of Orange Labs Poland.
“As the first publicly available and fully operational Hotspot 2.0 network in Poland and, we believe, in Europe, Orange Poland and Ruckus are taking the lead with Hotspot 2.0 technology by delivering to the market Wi-Fi services that are as simple and easy to use as cellular phone networks,” Kozlowski concluded.
Aleksander Jakubczak, who is responsible for the development of wireless access at Orange Labs Poland added, “Hotspot 2.0 not only helps to reduce traffic pressure by offloading data from the mobile network, it also gives our customers faster, more reliable and secure Internet access through a smarter Wi-Fi infrastructure that simply delivers a better user experience.”
Orange customers that have Hotspot 2.0-capable devices such as iPhones running Apple iOS 7 or select Samsung Galaxy handsets will only have to go through a one-time setup to automatically connect to the network in all subsequent visits to the park. The service can also be used by customers of other carriers and new visitors. Users simply log on to the network using their own telephone number and a one-time password that they will receive via SMS.