Friday, September 21 11:03:34
Irish Wi-Fi provider, Bitbuzz, today said that it recorded its most ever logins in one day on Friday 31st August 2012, the day before Notre Dame took on the US Naval Academy in an NCAA college football season opener in the Aviva Stadium.
On the day Bitbuzz recorded 19,677 logins, marking a 117pc increase on the corresponding day 12 months earlier, when the company recorded 9,049 logins over a 24 hour period.
It attributes this to a number of factors including the signing of a number of high profile business deals this year; expansion within the UK market; the launch of the outdoor Wi-Fi product Bitbuzz Freedom on Grafton Street in June; and of course the influx of visitors into Dublin that weekend.
Shane Deasy, Managing Director of Bitbuzz said of the login figures, "We were pleased to see the activity figures on the day, which we believe show the importance of offering fast, efficient Wi-Fi to tourists visiting our cities. Earlier this year we announced a number of new partnerships in coffee shops, hotels and restaurants in the UK and Ireland that have had a big impact on the amount of logins we recorded."
"Bitbuzz Freedom's availability on Grafton St means that tourists visiting the capital can now check maps, confirm bookings, research transport services, and research local businesses for free on the capital's busiest street, which again has had an effected on the number of logins we are recording. We look forward to rolling this out in other locations in Dublin and Ireland over the coming months," he said.