Feeds

Swisscom buys Megabeam and WLAN AG

Pan-European WLAN plan

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Swiss telecoms operator Swisscom today announced the acquisition of WLAN hotspot firms Megabeam and WLAN AG. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Swisscom has already launched wireless hot spot services in Switzerland through its subsidiary Swisscom Mobile AG, and plans to use the acquisitions to roll out a pan-European WLAN Service.

Under the agreements, Megabeam and WLAN AG are to be incorporated within a new organisation, called Swisscom Eurospot.

Public WLAN operator Megabeam has network rights at 14 major airports and over 100 business hotels across Europe.

Through its acquisitions, more than 400 hotspots (Hotels, Airports, Conference Centres, Train Stations etc.) are under contract to Swisscom and its subsidiaries. Of these, approximately 100 are currently operational. Together with the about 400 hotspots of its roaming partners, Swisscom Eurospot will offer service at over 800 hotspots. ®

Related Stories

Wireless Net startup plots 30K-ish UK hot spots in 2003
Megabeam rolls out Euro WLAN network

External Links

Swisscom's statement of intent

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.