Germany Leads EU Hotspots

Commercial WLAN hotspots and hotzones will more than double from 8,000 in 2003 to more than 17,000 by the end of 2004, says mServices

August 17, 2004

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DUSSELDORF, Germany -- Germany is ranked first regarding the spread of commercial WLAN Hotspots and WLAN Hotzones in the European Union. This is the result of a database analysis, which has been carried out by MSERVICES GmbH, Düsseldorf, the publisher of the first hotspot directory in Germany, mobilmedia.net

According to this, the number of commercial WLAN Hotspots and WLAN Hotzones will more than double from only 8,000 at the end of 2003 to more than 17,000 at the end of 2004. Germany will take the leading position in the European Union this year.

According to estimates from MSERVICES and Hotspot-Locations, an international hotspot directory, around 5,000 commercial Hotspots will be activated in Germany by the end of 2004. Some of them can sporadical be used free of charge by users.

Dirk Waschelitz, founder & CEO of the MSERVICES GmbH: "In my humble opinion, first the rise of temporarily free Hotspots and Hotzones at prominent locations and in cafes, hotels, trainstations and airportlounges will significantly stimulate the demand of mobile services over the mobile internet. The free offer of public WLAN Hotspots and Hotzones is a requirement to spread profitable and personalized mobile services such as Email, Mobile Media (german: Mobilmedia), safe intranet access and community building services into the lucrative target group of 35-to-90 year-old users, business and private customers."

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