Skyfii partners with Cincinnati Bell Inc. to provide guest WiFi analytics and engagement services
Located on the Ohio River in the US, the iconic city of Cincinnati is a favourite spot for national and international tourists with a colossal 24 million visitors every year, not to mention its two million residents. Now, thanks to a new partnership among Skyfii, Aruba Networks and US telecoms company Cincinnati Bell, visitors and residents alike can enjoy free guest WiFi services throughout the entire city. Businesses in the city can also connect with WiFi citizens through bespoke advertisements and special offers.
This partnership supports Cincinnati Bell’s ongoing “Light Up Cincinnati” campaign to connect residents, visitors, and businesses through technology. “Light Up Cincinnati” includes a growing network of free, high-speed Fioptics WiFi venues throughout Greater Cincinnati, as well as the Connect Cincinnati mobile app, which allows businesses to provide app users with exclusive and timely offers.
Cincinnati Bell offers Fioptics Free WiFi service with hundreds, growing to thousands, of access points across Greater Cincinnati, and more are planned for 2017. It also provides managed WiFi services to businesses that view connectivity as a key part of customer service.
Our CEO Wayne Arthur said of the partnership – We hear about the concept of smart cities all the time – it’s initiatives such as this that help turn concept into reality. Our services, integrated with Cincinnati Bell’s Fioptics Free WiFi services, will help provide a reliable marketing and communication platform for local events, advertising, and businesses to promote their goods and services.
Cincinnati Bell will start integrating Skyfii services into its WiFi access points, which are powered by HPE Aruba Networks, later this year. The win represents a key high-profile customer for Skyfii in North America – after only launching in the region earlier this year – and opens up further opportunities to quickly grow throughout other Cincinnati Bell service areas.
Rob Scott, Senior Director of Mobile Strategy for Cincinnati Bell added – Skyfii’s deep integration with HPE Aruba Networks products, strong capabilities, and responsiveness make them a valuable partner for Cincinnati Bell. We are pleased to be partnering with Skyfii to create a whole new level of connectivity in the Cincinnati metro area, and to help us connect our customers with what matters most to them.