Quiconnect Takes WiFi to Asia

Quiconnect has signed several major bilateral WiFi roaming agreements to extend WiFi services in Asia for its customers

May 23, 2007

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LONDON -- Quiconnect today announces that it has signed several major bilateral Wi-Fi roaming agreements to extend Wi-Fi services in Asia for its customers which comprise some of the world's leading global telecoms companies. This will see hotspot access considerably enhanced for international travellers visiting India, Thailand, the Philippines and China, with over 7,500 locations in total now available.

Quiconnect has completed contract negotiations with wireless ISP Airborne Access, to provide Wi-Fi roaming services throughout the Philippines across its network of 550 hotspots, and True, a leading Thai network operator, which adds 3,700 hotpots in the Greater Bangkok area and beyond. A deal with India's first and largest ISP, VSNL[1], adds a further 250 hotspots at high traffic locations including 15 international and national airports, cricket stadiums, numerous cafes, hospitals, banks and shopping malls. VSNL plans to open another 1,000 hotspots this year to increase Internet access to business and net-savvy travellers on the move.

A partnership with Coordinate Technologies Communication Limited (CTCL), a systems integrator, establishes bilateral Wi-Fi roaming services with CTCL's major Chinese carrier customers - China Mobile, China Netcom and China Telecom. For the first time, this will open up 3,000 Chinese hotspots to travellers visiting the country, as well as allowing Chinese consumers themselves access to global Wi-Fi networks when they are on business abroad.

Troy Simoni, Quiconnect's chief executive officer, says, "The Asia markets are of course extraordinarily large. What's also interesting is how progressive many of the carriers in Asia are. With the market expanding so rapidly, many of the Asian carriers are bypassing some of the legacy networks and emphasizing IP-based wireless networks such as Wi-Fi and WiMAX. Quiconnect's expertise and leadership in this space are now well recognized in the industry, so it's a natural fit. That's why we've set up a new office in Hong Kong, and appointed an experienced regional manager to build our business in the Asia markets to capitalise on this growth potential."

Quiconnect Ltd.

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