BT partners with Manchester-based Purple to offer intelligent Wi-Fi for business

BT has announced a multi-year partnership with Purple, the Manchester-based specialists in Wi-Fi analytics and engagement.

The partnership will see the incorporation of advanced customer engagement capabilities within BT Wi-Fi services early next year, enabling BT to provide high street businesses with a level of customer insight, tracking and analytics relating to footfall and user behaviour. The data is akin to that previously only accessible to those whose businesses operated in the online world.

Purple provides companies with Guest WiFi Solutions, WiFi Analytics Solutions, WiFi Marketing Solutions and Wayfinding Technology.


For BT, by providing a simple social Wi-Fi login journey for their customers, businesses will be able to better understand customer needs, as well as in-venue behaviour including frequency and duration of the visit. This additional insight will help BT’s Wi-Fi customers deliver tailored and targeted communications and better engage with their users, increasing customer satisfaction, loyalty, and footfall.


Bruce Cuthbert, Director Connectivity and Commercial Sport at BT, said:
“Our partnership with Purple will give businesses, and particularly those in the retail, on-trade, F&B and leisure sectors the opportunity to take their Wi-Fi service to the next level. These new features will help all manner of bricks and mortar businesses to connect with their customers in the online world and turn insight data into smarter marketing and profitable customer communications”.

Gavin Wheldon, CEO Purple commented:
“We’re delighted to have agreed this partnership with BT. Bricks and mortar businesses are being placed under increasing pressure by digital businesses, and we look forward to working with BT and their customers to help take advantage of the insights available to them and ultimately engage with their own customers in a more meaningful and profitable way”.


For further information contact Katharine McNamara, Konductor
Tel: +44 (0)7966 505661

About Purple WiFi
Purple gives businesses a means to capture and understand their offline world by offering a cloud-based platform that sits on top of their existing WiFi infrastructure.

As a result we have a market leading guest WiFi, analytics and engagement platform. Our customers range from individual restaurants with a single location to the largest brands in the world with thousands of stores.

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BT will be offering Wi-Fi with Purple from early 2020. More information is available at

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