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WeRoam coverage now also available throughout China
Bern, 22 May 2007 — WeRoam, a leading wholesale aggregator of Public WLAN Roaming, in partnership with Coordinate Technologies Beijing Limited, a Wi-Fi aggregator in China, opens the booming country to roaming travellers.
Through this agreement WeRoam is adding nearly 2000 business-grade hotspots in China to its open platform. Coordinate is providing these locations in partnership with leading Chinese network operators China Netcom, China Mobile and China Telecom. Broadband wireless Internet is now also accessible for all WeRoam customers at venues such as main airports including Beijing International Airport and leading hotel chains. Particularly with regard to the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games these destinations will be of high interest. Thousands of visitors will generate additional traffic using the wire free connection for professional use but also by surfing the World Wide Web for leisure.
Toni Stadelmann, Vice Chairman of Comfone, said: “Coordinate was the partner of choice for WeRoam to provide WLAN access in China. We are highly satisfied with their professional business approach and smooth project roll out. Working together so closely made it easy to have our footprint live in good time for the largest sporting event in the world.”
Jason Liang, CEO of CoordinaTech, said: “Coordinate’s mission is to build world-wide data roaming strategy for Chinese enterprise and business users. As a result, it’s vital for us to develop strong Roaming Partners worldwide. China is the fastest growing market, and we are very confident in our partnership with WeRoam to answer this tremendous opportunity”.
WeRoam is a trademark of Swiss company Comfone AG. Comfone provides roaming services to over 300 operators in 125 countries worldwide. Its services portfolio includes signalling, data, clearing, hubbing and convergence services.
WeRoam specialises in wholesale mobility management and roaming solutions for the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector. Its patented open roaming platform connects to nearly 60 WISPs and offers an aggregated footprint of more than 30.000 hotspots. Key solutions found in GSM technology have been adopted to make up the WeRoam service. This positions WeRoam as the only open roaming platform supporting username/password and SIM based authentication for WLAN Roaming. All solutions easily integrate with existing products of Internet, Enterprise, GSM and VoIP service providers.
Learn more about WeRoam at www.weroam.com
Coordinate Technologies Beijing Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coordinate UK – a BVI registered company. Coordinate was founded to consolidate investment and expertise from a strong team of British, US and Chinese Board of Directors, as well as a close working relationship with WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance). Through years of ISP experience, and system integration service for China Mobile, China Netcom and China Telecom, Coordinate has become the key enabler for the growth and service of the fast growing Chinese Wi-Fi service, which currently includes more than 3000 business-grade hotspots in strategic locations, and is set to triple within the next 12 months. Coordinate is the only solution provider to provide the Wi-Fi profile roaming service extending the world-wide Wi-Fi infrastructure and user community to include China.
More information about Coordinate Technologies on www.ctclchina.com
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