Company Expands Wi-Fi Capabilities With WeRoam
BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 22 // -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that it has expanded its global Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) access footprint in new regions throughout Europe. Working with WeRoam, a Swiss-based aggregator of mobility management and roaming-optimization solutions for the mobile and wireless telecommunications sector, AT&T now has more than 10,000 hot spots in Europe, including locations in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, France and Israel. In addition, AT&T now has a strong Wi-Fi footprint through WeRoam in Brazil, Japan and Taiwan.
AT&T's relationship with WeRoam allows AT&T to work with multiple wireless Internet service provider (WISP) networks to further expand and strengthen the company's global Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet footprint. As a result of these multiple relationships, AT&T offers customers improved access capabilities. For example in France, AT&T now offers more than 7,000 locations through Orange via the WeRoam platform that most of its close competitors do not offer today.
These new Wi-Fi hot spots are the latest enhancements to AT&T's Enterprise Mobility Portfolio, which is designed to provide today's workforce with flexible and secure mobile access to their corporate virtual private networks (VPNs). Wi-Fi enables access from home, corporate locations, international airports, hotels and convention centers through remote connection to the network through the AT&T Global Network Client.
"The addition of these new Wi-Fi hot spots throughout Europe and Asia provides our customers with the ability to work anywhere, at anytime with full access to the Internet," said Mark Keiffer, chief marketing officer-Business, AT&T. "AT&T's enterprise mobility offerings provide global customers connectivity options to securely, effectively and seamlessly integrate and access their enterprise."
"Working with AT&T, we are able to offer additional Wi-Fi capabilities that extend AT&T's global footprint through our partner networks," said Toni Stadelmann, CEO of WeRoam. "WeRoam brings a neutral roaming platform supporting open standards and its WLAN expertise to the service of AT&T."
AT&T's total Wi-Fi hot spot count available to AT&T Remote Access business customers now exceeds more than 33,000 locations worldwide and will continue to expand as part of AT&T's previously announced $8 billion to $8.5 billion expected capital investment in 2006. As part of this, AT&T operates nearly 11,000 hot spot locations throughout the U.S., including airports, Barnes & Noble bookstores and select McDonald's restaurants.
For more information on AT&T's Enterprise Mobility offerings, visit business.att.com/service_overview.jsp?repoid=Product&repoitem=eb_wi fi&serv=eb_wifi&serv_port=eb_mobility&serv_fam=eb_ras&segment=ent_biz .
The availability of these additional hot spots is in follow-up to the announcement made by WeRoam in February 2006.
Established in 2001 and owned by TOGEWA Holding, WeRoam is the trading name of Swiss company TOGEWAnet AG. WeRoam specializes in wholesale mobility management and roaming solutions for the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector.
WeRoam's patented open roaming platform currently connects over 50 Wireless Internet Service Provider networks (WISPs) with a number of the world's leading GSM and Enterprise Remote Access Providers, offering an aggregated footprint of more than 20.000 hotspots. WeRoam is a market leader in SIM based authentication for WLAN.
Learn more about WeRoam at www.weroam.com/ .
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