Daisy tripling WiFi hotspots at Cardiff hospitals for Wales game

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Comms provider increasing free internet access points to 1,800 so patients can stream Euro 2016 semi final to their bedsides

Daisy Group is trebling WiFi hotspots at hospitals across Cardiff to ensure patients can watch live coverage of Wales’ Euro 2016 semi final against Portugal tomorrow night (July 6).

The move to increase free internet access points from 600 to 1,800 at the 11 hospitals within Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust means TV coverage of the game will be streamed via the web to screens at patients’ bedsides to cope with expected demand for live footage.

The hotspots will also be compatible with connected devices in public areas throughout the hospital.

Daisy, which already supports a range of technology at the Trust, from telephony to digital data management, is despatching additional engineers to Cardiff site to ensure an uninterrupted connection.

High demand

A spokesman for Daisy Group said: “The Trust is taking steps to ensure that everyone will be able to log on and stream the game live from the TV to their bedside monitor, laptop, tablet or phone.

“As you can imagine, demand is likely to be very high so we have made sure that we are providing the relevant support to the process.”

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