Hopling Hotspots Amsterdam

Hopling Technologies deploys wireless metropolitan network in Amsterdam

August 31, 2004

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ALMERE, The Netherlands -- Hopling Technologies, the world-leading provider of wireless meshed network solutions today announced the deployment of a wireless metropolitan network in the City of Amsterdam.

The wireless broadband network is owned and operated by HotSpot Amsterdam and is fully operational. The first phase of the seamless network covers the 4 inner canals of Amsterdam and brings mobile wireless network access to the City of Amsterdam. The network is designed by Hotspot Amsterdam with support by NUBLU Technologies and uses Hopling Technologies’ superior mesh networking technology, which provides seamless access anywhere anytime anyplace within the coverage zone. The wireless network in the City of Amsterdam is based on Hopling Technologies’ wireless meshed network solution, specially designed for robust outdoor use in demanding metropolitan environments. The first phase of the wireless network in the center of Amsterdam is based on 20 outdoor Hopling mark-II dual-band nodes and one Hopbase management radius server.

Every Hopling mark-II dual-band node employs an innovative method for routing IP packets between nodes. It allows these nodes to pass these packets through their neighbors to nodes with which they cannot directly communicate. A Hopling mark-II mesh router is also able to handle changes in routes and can create new routes if it encounters an error. The seamless network provides VPN security and additional access security. HotSpot Amsterdam low cost and easy access network in the center of Amsterdam is accessible via standard WiFi 802.11 client devices. With the successful deployment of the network, each subscriber now has access to true mobile broadband connectivity.

“Hotspot Amsterdam is actively engaged in the creation of the first true Wifi City in Europe. With the choice of Hopling Technologies mesh network solution, and the initial deployment of 20 Hopling mark-II mesh routers a significant proportion of the 4 inner canals of Amsterdam are now Wifi enabled. With our current deployment plan over the coming 6 months we expect to deploy somewhere in the region of a further 100 nodes to give complete coverage to the center of Amsterdam. It is the commitment of Hotspot Amsterdam to enable anyone within Amsterdam to have easy, affordable, and reliable connection to the Internet where they want and when they want”, according to a spokesman of HotSpot Amsterdam. “The roaming agreement signed with Trustive allows trustive alliance consumers access to our network. Further roaming agreements will be completed in the future.”

Hopling Technologies B.V.

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