Fon was founded in 2006 by CEO, entrepreneur and internet pioneer Martin Varsavsky with the goal of blanketing the world with WiFi that is free for everyone. Six years later, Fon is by far the world’s largest WiFi network. With over 5 million hotspots in more than 100 countries around the world, no other WiFi network even comes close.
Fon is backed by world-renowned investors, including: Atomico, British Telecom, the Coral Group, Google, Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Skype.
Fon’s innovative, patented technology that makes it possible to broadcast two powerful, dedicated WiFi signals from a single broadband internet source is at its core. One signal is encrypted and private. The other signal is public but only accessible via password to registered users. Mobile operators bundle Fon WiFi devices together with smartphones or tablets. Fixed operators build Fon’s technology directly into their own routers so their customers get broadband and Fon access all in one device.
How we build the Fon network
Fon is a network built by the people. Fon technology gets into the hands of the consumer in two ways. They can buy a Fon WiFi device online and connect it at their home or business. Or, they may receive access to the Fon network automatically, simply by being a subscriber to one of the company's fixed or mobile telco partners. Either way, once a Fon hotspot has been registered, customers may connect to the internet at all other hotspots in the Fon network for free.
Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, about 40 miles east of New York City, Hauppauge Computer Works has been bringing TV to the PC since 1992. The Company is the worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing PC based TV tuners and data broadcast receiver products. Hauppauge's products allow PC users to watch television on their PC screens, videoconference and create both still video images and digital TV recordings. Hauppauge's flagship product, the WinTV, is the leading branded TV tuner card for PCs. The WinTV is used by home users and business professionals. Business users use the WinTV to keep track of breaking news by watching a TV news channel in a small window of their PC screen. Home users like to be able to watch their favorite TV shows while they answer e-mail or surf the net.
John Liscombe Limited is one of the leading distributors of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), in the UK. We have an enviable reputation for quality, cost and delivery. We specialise in managing the safety requirements of large industrial organisations, and hold single source contracts with companies that are household names.
Our long history of supplying PPE into all sectors of industry provides our team with a depth of knowledge and experience unrivalled in the industry.
Liscombe is one of the UK's leading industrial leather Glove Manufacturers. From our factory in Newport, we manufacture high quality, high risk gloves for industry.
We are so pleased to donate PPE to help Mark out on his challenges and look forward to watching his progress on his future journeys. It’s such an amazing thing to do for charity and Mark is an inspiration to us all.
With over 60 years experience, the Nexus Industries brands of BG Electrical, Luceco LED Lighting, Masterplug and Ross are market leaders in key electrical categories, offering a ‘One Stop Shop’ for Trade and Retail accessories.
- BG Electrical - A traditional wiring accessory manufacturing brand, serving the professional electrical trade and specifiers. www.bgelectrical.co.uk
- Masterplug - A market leading supplier of portable power equipment through DIY outlets and high street retailers. www.masterplug.com
- Ross - A family of audio visual and home entertainment products designed to meet the needs of the discerning user. www.ross.co.uk
- Luceco - Environmental and energy saving LED lighting providing commercial and domestic lighting solutions. www.luceco.co
We are specialists in portable power for all usb charged devices, power banks with or with out solar back up, ranging from 1 to 12 phone charges a recharge. We also have wireless charging for iPhone and Samsung phones.
SealSkinz® is technical gear in the truest sense – waterproof, rugged, hardwearing and unashamedly functional – designed and engineered to the highest standards with a single, clear purpose in mind… keeping you warm and dry. Our UK designed waterproof, windproof and breathable socks, gloves and hats are created with the highest attention to detail and made for all outdoor activities
Whatever you’re into… having cold, wet feet, hands or head is not good. Which is why we created the world’s most technically advanced sock and developed a range of waterproof, breathable gloves and hats to match. From our thermal hiking socks, through to our children’s mittens or Beanie hats, SealSkinz ensure that you are protected from the elements, both at work and at play.
SealSkinz® enables anyone and everyone to get outdoors… whatever the weather.