Nearly three million customers in Liberty Global’s operations in Poland and The Netherlands are to receive a free upgrade to new game-changing Intelligent WiFi services, which will provide them with the fastest and most stable connections for all their devices – at a time when fast, safe, secure and highly-reliable WiFi has never been more important.
The services are being rolled out in partnership with the SaaS experience platform provider, Plume. Liberty Global has invested in Plume since 2014, through its investment arm, Liberty Global Ventures.
More than two million customers of VodafoneZiggo in The Netherlands will be able to access the service from today. 850,000 UPC Poland customers will receive it at the end of the month. It will enable them to set up an adaptive mesh WiFi network, which automatically switches to the best frequency, chooses the optimal WiFi access point and optimizes the signal according to use in the home or office.
Together with Plume’s smart WiFi pod designs, users will be able to get a fully-optimized WiFi signal wherever they are in the home. Liberty Global’s Connect App – known as the SmartWiFi app in The Netherlands and the UPC Connect App in Poland – will enable them to easily install the pods, while Plume’s adaptive WiFi software and AI-algorithms constantly optimize the network via the cloud to deliver the best experience possible on every device.
It follows a similar launch in the UK in January, when Virgin Media introduced its “Intelligent WiFi Plus” service to all its customers.