Digital Colony-backed Freshwave acquires Airangel

Digital Colony-backed Freshwave acquires Airangel

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Freshwave, the network service provider backed by Digital Colony, has acquired the managed service division of Wifi firm Airangel.

Airangel, which is headquartered in Warrington, UK, provides Wifi solutions and support to more than 80 brands in the high-end hospitality market, as well as the build to rent and private rented sectors.

Its managed service division currently connects 60,000 hotel rooms, apartments and seasonal pitches across the UK and Europe.

Maurice Woolf, COO of Freshwave, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Airangel’s managed service team to Freshwave. They’ve built up a superb customer roster over the years, so we’re looking forward to expanding it as we do further work both in the UK and in Europe. The Airangel platform fits well with the in-building small cell and mobile private network managed service capabilities which Freshwave is already a leader in.

“While there are still challenges ahead for the hospitality industry as it reopens after Covid, we’re confident that this sector will eventually come back stronger than ever. Especially in terms of the immediate staycation boom. Equally, there are huge opportunities in the build to rent sector as the pandemic has shown that reliable wireless connectivity is an essential service for every home,” Woolf added.   

Already established in radio planning, Freshwave  said the addition of Airangel’s Wifi managed service completes its wireless services suite for enterprises in the UK and Europe.

Dean Wilkinson, CEO of Airangel, said: “Our deal with Freshwave means our UK and EU customers can continue to access our platform whilst working with one of the most innovative managed service providers in the region. Knowing our customers are in good hands will now allow Airangel to focus on its software platform and continue its growth across EMEA and Asia with key brands such as Marriott and Accor.”

Marriot and Accor are two of the top five biggest hotel operators in the world. Airangel provides SaaS solutions for these and other leading hospitality brands, as well as their network providers. Airangel hospitality SaaS solution is live in more than 2,800 hotels world-wide and has in excess of 50 million registered users.



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