Auroroute A8

Vinci Motorways - Escota

About Vinci Motorways

Vinci Motorways is Europe's leading motorway concession operator, serving more than 2 million customers every day on the ASF, Cofiroute, Escota and Arcour networks. Vinci Motorways is a long-term partner of the French government, working to support regional development policies and to meet the transport needs of its customers.

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The Background

In 2015, Vinci Motorways and Wifirst signed an exclusive partnership contract to equip the service areas of the A8 motorway between Aix-en-Provence and Nice with ultra high-speed WiFi service.

The Solution

The solution proposed by Wifirst, which is both efficient and secure, includes the provision of three distinct SSIDs with guest access for visitors, business access for staff and access for external service providers who can connect to a secure Internet network without having to identify themselves on the connection portal.

The Results

Since 2015, WiFi is continuously available at all 11 rest stops. The service is free for 30 minutes, with a 12-hour WiFi offer available for €4 including VAT. The signal quality remains high even in the summer period when traffic is most frequent. We recorded a record peak in monthly connections in July 2017 with 16,970 motorists/road users connected.

In 2019, the Escota group renewed their trust in Wifirst by signing 4 new areas of the EGIS Atlandes Group to the same offer model at rest stops. 

"Many of our customers who use the A8 motorway on a daily basis commute to and from work and stop at service areas to relax, eat and also to work. This is why Vinci Motorways wanted to offer them a WiFi access solution with guaranteed performance and 24-hour availability. We have chosen quality and durability with Wifirst, which is today undoubtedly the best specialist in this field in France.

Paul Mareek
General Manager of the Escota network