More Than Wi-Fi

Posted on July 13, 2016

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Ever wondered what the Skyrove motto More Than Wi-Fi means? We know that Skyrove is a company of Wi-Fi experts, supplying  quality conference and event Wi-Fi to name but a few offerings. We also know that Skyrove supplies fast and reliable Wi-Fi internet connectivity, so what more is there to it?

Oh, there’s so much more! Let’s start off with the official explanation of this phrase, as quoted from our former CEO Ross van der Pas:

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Warm-up Your Winter with Skyrove’s Competition!

Posted on July 5, 2016

Exciting times lie ahead this month of July as Skyrove launches its first winter competition for 2016!

What’s in it for you?  A great way to warm-up this winter while still being connected through Skyrove internet!

This July Skyrove is giving away a Knead bakery voucher to the value of R600! All it takes to enter this yummy competition is to like Skyrove’s Facebook page and share the competition post with your friends!

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Why leave Wi-Fi to the pros?

Posted on June 20, 2016

Poor Wi-Fi is more problematic than no Wi-Fi. In a world where connectivity is a necessity, can you really afford not to get your Wi-Fi right the first time?

Just as plumbing is best dealt with by plumbers, and electrics best left to electricians, if you want robust, reliable connectivity, it’s best to leave Wi-Fi to the Wi-Fi experts.

Unless you’re offering a silent retreat, no hospitality experience is complete without being able to quickly and easily get online with your cup of joe. Through market analysis, Skyrove looked into the reasons behind hotels, restaurants and B&Bs using off-the-shelf modems for their customers. Cost and “ease of use” were two key reasons given. But several issues were experienced:

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Why you need Event Wi-Fi

Posted on June 15, 2016

Why you need event Wi-Fi

One of the most important ingredients to any modern day conference or large-scale event is Wi-Fi, yet it is something that is generally overlooked or left until the last. Why is this detrimental?

With the growth of the smartphone and the connected and online workplace, more often than not people are expected to be online and available away from the office. This is not only something that the employer expects, but the mobile-employee demands. This means solid reliable Wi-Fi at events and conferences is key, as mobile data and connectivity cannot always be relied on in saturated environments.

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Mobile Wi-Fi Solutions

Posted on April 11, 2016

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The growth in demand for constant connectivity has led to exciting innovations in wireless technology, meaning you never have to be out of touch. Responding to demand, Skyrove has developed a well-functioning Mass Transit Wi-Fi system that has already been deployed in 24 tour buses in the Western Cape.

Skyrove’s custom-built management and billing system allows you to have a hotspot on the go giving your customers an additional quality service. Skyrove makes use of LTE / 3G coverage and robust hardware specifically designed to handle the austerity of mass transit to help give you the edge in your service.

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Uncapped Internet Now Available via Fibre

Posted on October 30, 2015

Fibre to the Home at St Martini Gardens!

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For many years, Skyrove has had a very reliable Wi-Fi installation at St Martini Gardens which is 2 apartment blocks located on Queen Victoria Street in Gardens. There are a total of just over 250 apartments and these are comprised of student accommodation as well as temporary and permanent residents.

Up until this month, we only offered a pre-paid Wi-Fi service via our voucher system which was particularly popular with the more temporary residents.  In general, it was beneficial as the connections were readily available and Telkom was not required in order to have internet access to connect with family and friends while staying in Cape Town.

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All About Wi-Fi Analytics

Posted on October 7, 2015

The Basics of Wi-Fi Analytics – PART 1

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By making use of enterprise grade equipment such as Meraki, as we do, you can access new and existing data to gain a better understanding of patterns and behaviour. This information can be used to engage your users and optimize your marketing strategies and come across more effectively.

Smartphones with Wi-Fi capability, when enabled, can now be used as an indication of customer presence thanks to probe requests. These are management frames that are transmitted at regular intervals from Wi-Fi enabled devices. They contain information that can be used to identify presence, repeat visits and time spent in particular areas within the range of a wireless AP – such as a Meraki. The owner of the device does not need to connect to the network as the presence of the device will still be detected while in range of the network.

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More Event Wi-Fi for Google!

Posted on August 25, 2015

Event Wi-Fi for Google at the 2015 Loeries!

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After our previous event for Google this year when we were tasked to provide event Wi-Fi on Robben Island and pulled it off effortlessly, we were requested by Google for the Loeries Creative Week in Durban at the ICC.

The Loeries Creative Week took place in the week of the 10th of August with various activities happening such as voting. The Google stand was open on the 13th and 14th of August and they had some very interesting things happening.

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Something to Wine about!

Posted on July 13, 2015

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015

In June, Old Mutual hosted their annual Trophy Wine Show in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These events took place at the CTICC and the Sandton International Convention Centre on the 12th and 18th of June 2015. This is known as one of our country’s most respected national wine competitions and it gives guests the opportunity to taste some of the very best wines.

According to Cape Town Magazine, each of the 1000-odd wines that enter this exclusive competition is rigorously tested by international and local experts in blind tasting sessions, so you can be certain that the beverages tasted on the night were really the best of the best.

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A Flashback Friday to Robben Island…

Posted on July 3, 2015

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As you may know, in April this year Google launched Street View on Robben Island. You can now take a virtual tour of the whole island via Google Maps from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!

This was launched in preparation for Freedom Day, the 21st Anniversary of its first democratic elections.

With the virtual tour you are not only able to ‘walk’ through the prison and the island but there are also videos containing more information and talks that you can watch at your leisure. Google Maps will also develop teaching notes on Robben Island for any teachers that wish to use this interactive tour as an educational tool. The interactive tour can be accessed on mobile phones, from desktops and from Google’s Cultural Institute, where Robben Island Museum will host 5 exhibits depicting the history of the island. (more…)

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