WeRoam Launches in Greece

WeRoam teams with OTE in Greece to expand its roaming network of hotspots in time for the Olympics

August 3, 2004

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BERN, Switzerland -- When the Olympic Games open in Athens on the 13th of August, Greece is expecting to welcome large numbers of visitors from across the world. As far as athletes, trainers, media representatives and, indeed, many members of spectators are concerned, the availability of convenient data-communication systems will be essential. Indeed, the demand for WLAN Internet access is expected to reach new heights. And it is set against this background that WeRoam, the world's leading roaming platform with today over 10.000 global hotspots, is launching its service in Greece. To do this, WeRoam has entered into a cooperation agreement with the leading provider in Greece, OTEnet.

OTEnet is a subsidiary of the "Greek Telecommunications Organization" (OTE) and was founded in 1996 with the aim of dynamically developing the market for Internet and broadband communication technologies. As a Greek pioneer of WLAN and going under the brand name of "OnWireless", OTEnet operates Wi-Fi hotspots in hotels, congress centres and airports for public wireless access to the Internet. In Athens this network includes for instance "Eleftherios Venizelos" international airport, the "Aegli" Conference Centre and well-known hotels such as the "Caravel" and the "Apollon Palace".

This cooperation agreement now enables international customers of WeRoam easy and secure access to "OnWireless" hotspots in Athens and across Greece. For WeRoam customers, this means that they will no longer have to go through the process of purchasing pre-paid cards. Billing is pooled together on the mobile phone invoice and is taken care of by the user's own mobile provider.

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OTEnet Corp.

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