Ericsson has announced the introduction of a local call-switching feature across its GSM base station portfolio. The move is said to generate 'dramatic' savings in transmission costs for network operators, helping drive increased network deployment across rural and remote areas.

The new Abis Local Connectivity feature is scheduled for commercial deployment in mid-2008. The solution allows local calls originating and terminating from the same base station, or within a cluster of base stations, to be switched locally in the Ericsson GSM radio network. This significantly reduces operators' transmission costs by circumventing the backhaul network that traditionally carries mobile traffic from radio base stations to the nearest switching node.

Suitable for both urban and remote areas, the solution significantly reduces deployment costs in areas where backhaul transmission is expensive or difficult to deploy. By employing local switching in the radio base station, Ericsson is also ensuring that the cost of delivering a call is kept to a minimum. Together, these factors are expected to play a pivotal role in helping bridge the digital divide and bring telecommunications to new and remote locations currently without mobile coverage.

Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson, says: "In overcoming the expense of backhauling and significantly lowering the total cost of ownership for operators, Ericsson is removing a key financial hurdle to achieving profitable network expansion in rural and remote areas.
"Our vision of an all-communicating world means affordable telecommunications available to everyone, everywhere. Ericsson's Abis Local Connectivity feature represents a significant breakthrough in reducing communications costs, making it profitable to bring mobile communications to people across the four corners of the Earth."

Although the Abis Local Connectivity feature switches calls locally, operators still retain centralized control of their network architecture. Areas such as subscriber management and network charging will continue to be managed via mobile softswitches and base station controllers.

In addition to reducing operator costs, the Abis Local Connectivity feature enhances subscribers' communications experience. It offers superior speech quality and overcomes time delays experienced when satellite-backhauled base stations are used.

The Abis Local Connectivity feature is the latest addition to Ericsson's Packet Abis solution. With Packet Abis, Ericsson brings IP technology to GSM radio networks, making it possible for an operator to share investments across GSM, WCDMA and LTE, and paving the way to true network convergence.

HTC, the provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile smart devices, has launched the HTC Touch Cruise, the third member of the HTC Touch product family and the first to feature in-built GPS for personal navigation. Adding to the HTC Touch and the HTC Touch Dual, the HTC Touch Cruise also includes 3G-HSDPA wireless connectivity. 
 
Users on the move will easily be able to interact with the HTC Touch Cruise's navigation functionality and can take advantage of HTC's TouchFLO technology, which enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists, controlled by simply sweeping a finger across the screen. TouchFLO also offers the ability to view photos and photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images with only one hand.
 
Stylish and sleek in design, the HTC Touch Cruise is a further illustration of HTC's commitment to innovation and to building a suite of touchscreen devices that cater to a variety of customer needs and styles.  The HTC Home screen will provide one-touch access to emails, text messages, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world. Users then simply sweep their finger up the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can be spun by swiping a finger right or left across the display, providing efficient access to the features consumers use most.
 
The new Touch Cruise boasts super fast HSDPA/3.5G connectivity plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it a highly connected device for consumers on the move. Its 2.8in screen is great for enjoying mobile multimedia and because it runs on Windows Mobile 6, the built-in Windows Media Player is ideal for music and movies.
 
Florian Seiche, VP of HTC Europe, commented, "The original HTC Touch has already been a phenomenal success, and the HTC Touch CruiseTM with fully integrated GPS adds another dimension to our leading touchscreen device family. We firmly believe in the importance of choice - one device does not fit everyone's needs - and we're proud to have been able to launch three HTC Touch devices since June."
 
The HTC Touch Cruise utilizes mapping and navigation solutions from TomTom. This navigation software comes complete with a taster city map or the option of full maps of Western Europe. Other key features include a three megapixel auto focus camera, FM radio and Micro SD memory card slot for adding to the 128MB RAM. The device will be available form both retailers and SIM free from HTC from this month.
 
Launched in June 2007, the HTC Touch was the first member of the HTC Touch family and has proven to be a massive hit since it launched. The HTC Touch Dual, which features HSDPA connectivity and a sliding keypad, was launched in October 2007.

ACCESS, a provider of 'advanced software technologies' to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, and EXPWAY, a provider of electronic service guide (ESG) solutions delivered over cellular, broadband and broadcast networks, have announced that the two companies have signed a license agreement enabling ACCESS to integrate its NetFront Browser DTV Profile with EXPWAY's FastESG service guide. ACCESS will market NetFront Browser DTV Profile DVB-H Edition, the first complete and standard-compliant mobile TV solution for mass digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVB-H) deployments, to a broad range of handset and Internet-enabled appliance manufacturers.

NetFront Browser DTV Profile DVB-H Edition, combining ACCESS' market-tested NetFront Browser DTV Profile with EXPWAY's first-to-market FastESG solution for mobile DVB-H and 3G networks, addresses the growing demand for integrated multimedia mobile phones. DVB-H is fast gaining momentum as a global standard for bringing broadcast services to handheld devices.

Available for two major mobile TV broadcast standards (DVB-IPDC and OMA-BCAST), NetFront Browser DTV Profile DVB-H Edition offers unique features to operators as well as end-users. Operators will be able to optimize content distribution over the various transportation networks available to them; end-users, meanwhile, will be able to access content easily, whether through broadcast, unicast or local services. Moreover, thanks to ACCESS' unique embedded browser approach, users will benefit from a consistent experience across unicast (VOD, streaming) and broadcast audio/video services.

The combined solution also provides a number of advanced features, such as interactivity (voting, betting, advertising, etc) and distribution of packaged multimedia files, such as ContentCast, a podcasting solution extended to video.

"ACCESS has an excellent track record in Japan's advanced mobile market, where mobile TV has gained enormous popularity since its introduction in 2006," said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO, president and co-founder. "We are ready to introduce our mobile TV browser to the world. By integrating EXPWAY's FastESG with our NetFront Browser DTV Profile, we can bring to market a solution that adds intelligence to the way content is distributed, promoted
and searched."

"EXPWAY, a specialist in metadata management, is focused on remaining the leading provider of multimedia search engines," said Antoine Weil, EXPWAY CEO. "We are delighted to be working with a partner like ACCESS. With ACCESS' strong product portfolio and its ability to deploy solutions over a large number of devices, we are ready to accommodate the mass deployment of mobile TV services with a solution offering unmatched quality, simplicity and
features."

Altobridge, an Irish company specialising in remote wireless communications, today announced that it has licensed its patent pending Local Connectivity Platform to Ericsson. The agreement enables Ericsson to provide local switching across its GSM Base Station portfolio. 

The Altobridge solution makes it possible for calls, originating and terminating from the same Base Station or cluster of Base Stations, to be switched locally in the GSM Radio Network, while the mobile operator's existing call control architecture remains unaffected. This meets the critical requirements of mobile operators - i.e. there is no impact on key areas such as Subscriber Services, Subscriber Management, Network Management and Charging. Coupled with this is an improvement in voice quality for remote subscriber groups previously connected via satellite.

Altobridge CEO, Mike Fitzgerald, stated, "This feature cuts transmission costs on all base stations on any network, but has its most profound effect on the higher cost transmissions traditionally associated with emerging markets. Switching calls as close as possible to subscribers ensures that the ultimate cost of delivering the call is kept to an absolute minimum. The opportunity for Altobridge is to roll out this important technology breakthrough to all mobile operators. Our licensing agreement with the leading telecom supplier, Ericsson, provides a platform for significant market penetration of this technology."

"Currently, wireless network roll-out is concentrated on low-ARPU / high-growth emerging markets. Traffic analysis within these community-centric markets has deduced that the majority of calls remain local to a particular community. As transmission costs are traditionally greater in such places, the cost of delivering local calls between subscribers ends up being disproportionately high, which prohibits communication roll-out even further. Altobridge's Local Connectivity Platform addresses this very cost and removes it. The significant improvement in voice quality for remote subscriber groups, e.g. when satellite is used, is also a vital factor in improving the quality of communication for the hugely important, emerging market segment,"
Fitzgerald concluded.  

Dick Spring, Chairman of Altobridge and former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, stated, "At a time when the GSM Association has just announced an initiative to drive US$50 billion of investment by the telecoms industry into delivering rural mobile communications to isolated communities across Africa over the next five years, this partnership could not have come at a more important time."

Synchronica, the mobile synchronization and device management company, has announced that UK iPhone owners can now turn their new handset into a business phone by adding a secure corporate email service free of charge with just a few clicks.

Synchronica says it is the only vendor offering a live solution allowing iPhone owners to receive push email from Microsoft Exchange accounts without requiring additional software to be installed on the iPhone or behind the corporate firewall.

The free trial for UK iPhone users follows a successful trial running in the US since August. More than 10,000 US iPhone users have already signed up for the Mobile Gateway trial and have seamlessly incorporated their new handsets into their business life, using mobile email.

By signing up for a free 60-day UK trial with Synchronica's Mobile Gateway today, owners of the smartphone from Apple can receive their corporate email on their iPhones without having to install any additional software on the handset or behind the corporate firewall.

Mobile Gateway, which provides a link between the iPhone's built-in email client and Microsoft Exchange, is the perfect complement to iTunes for ensuring fast, secure synchronization of all business data. While iTunes synchronizes calendar and contacts with Microsoft Outlook, Mobile Gateway keeps the iPhone connected to corporate email when the user has left the office.

It provides tight integration between the iPhone and Microsoft Exchange and automatically delivers emails to the built-in email client of the iPhone including support for folders and attachments. Emails sent from the iPhone via Mobile Gateway automatically appear in the sent items folder of the user's Exchange account, just as if they had been sent from the user's PC.

Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, said: "I know that those who have finally got their hands on the iPhone in the UK are going to love their new handset just as much I love mine. The iPhone is an iconic device with an exceptional user experience - and probably the first to deliver the complete web experience on a mobile device. Mobile Gateway closes the main gap in its functionality by connecting the iPhone to corporate Exchange mailboxes. Another reason to leave that BlackBerry in the drawer."

Mobile operator Telenor is upgrading its existing WCDMA 3G network in Norway with High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology from Nokia Siemens Networks. With HSDPA, data can be transmitted through the mobile network at speeds up to 14 megabits per second. The initial upgrade at Telenor is supporting up to 3.6 megabits per second.

The HSDPA solution from Nokia Siemens Networks will help Telenor in reducing costs per megabit delivered over its 3G network, while providing true speed for mobile broadband and a solid technology base for future enhancements of HSDPA. The deal contains upgrade of the mobile network in Norway and is part of a pan-Nordic HSDPA contract, between Telenor Nordic and Nokia Siemens Networks, covering Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

"We are very happy to extend our business relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks. This HSDPA update enables us to use our already installed 3G network more effectively and can complete our offering with improvements in mobility and coverage. Moreover, the Nokia Siemens Networks base station, Flexi WCDMA Base Station, that is compact and installation-friendly with its unprecedented downscaled size and weight, will be a cost-efficient way to expand the network. Reduced power consumption also serves the environment in a favourable way", says Trond Wiborg, CTO, Telenor Nordic.

In addition to 3G expansion and the HSDPA software, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide care services such as software support services and hardware repair services. The network continues to be supported by the multi-technology, multi-vendor NetAct network and service management system, which will be upgraded to support HSDPA. All this will ensure that the network continues to offer high levels of reliability and performance to Telenor's customers.

"We are very pleased to continue our good co-operation with Telenor in the Nordic region, says Finn Erik Hermansen from Nokia Siemens Networks. "We are fully prepared to support Telenor in meeting the market needs to provide a state-of-the-art HSDPA solution with a network of high speed, capacity and quality enabling true mobile broadband."

The deliveries started during autumn 2007 and the service will be launched this month.

Samsung, NXP Semiconductors and T3G Technologies, have announced the 'world's first' TD-SCDMA HSDPA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE multi-mode mobile phone. Powered by a software-defined modem capable of achieving data transfer rates of 2.8Mbps, the Samsung SGH-T578H enables about 20 times faster transfers than GPRS, allowing consumers to download several high quality MP3 files in less than a minute. The phone is based on the T3G7210 system solution featuring the industry's first soft modem empowered by NXP's Embedded Vector Processor (EVP) to achieve high data transfer and multi-mode capability.

TD-SCDMA network deployments have been completed in 10 major cities across China where there are more than 70 million potential subscribers. This network is planned to be upgraded to support Release 5 (HSDPA) of the TD-SCDMA standard during the course of 2008. With the Samsung SGH-T578H mobile phone, users will be able to enjoy the widespread deployment of TD-SCDMA infrastructure to support high-speed streaming of multimedia coverage of the Beijing Olympics 2008. With this new milestone reached by Samsung, NXP and T3G, the TD-SCDMA standard is rapidly progressing towards the current W-CDMA capabilities.
 
"Samsung has always been at the cutting edge of mobile technology. Together with NXP and T3G, we have achieved several major milestones for TD-SCDMA phones - from the first TD-SCDMA video phone to this current high data transfer rate TD-HSDPA dual-band prototype," said Mr. W.S. Lee vice president, Handset R&D Planning, Telecommunication Network Business, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. . "Multimedia and sharing of content will be the drivers for next-generation handsets. The combination of T3G's leading TD-SCDMA technology and NXP's very innovative EVP technology, make them obvious partners of choice to provide consumers a high-end multimedia experience in a run up to the Beijing Olympics."

"The China 3G subscription is expected to grow rapidly.  By realizing 3.5G capabilities on Samsung's SGH-T578H, NXP is driving the commercialization and adoption of next-generation wireless technologies - not only for China's TD-SCDMA standard, but also proving successful our EVP-based software-defined radio approach," said Marc Cetto, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Mobile & Personal business, NXP Semiconductors.
 
Mr. Johan Pross, CEO of T3G said, "The T3G7210 is the first cellular system solution to use NXP's breakthrough embedded vector processor to support multi-mode and multi-standard platforms, also allowing us to deal with possible changes in the standard or operator requirements. It enables mobile phone makers to offer more commercialized handsets with a broad scope of 3G multimedia applications."

Samsung's SGH-T578H is based on the T3G7210 system solution which uses the world's first 2.8Mbps HSDPA modem IC, TD60291.  NXP's Adelante VD32040 embedded vector processor enables the modem to achieve 2.8Mbps peak data rates and fully supports the 3GPP TDD-LCR Standard Release 5. The T3G7210 system solution also supports quad band EDGE and dual band TD-SCDMA with integrated multimedia accelerators to allow for the development of high-end feature phones without the need for additional external co-processors.

Actix, the specialist in Network Status Management (NSM) technologies for mobile operators, has launched a Professional Services Organisation (PSO) dedicated to helping mobile operators manage complex problems in their radio networks. 

The Actix PSO team will comprise a group of radio experts, systems architecture specialists and project managers, and will be available on a global basis.  Customers of Actix, who include many of the world's largest and most advanced mobile carriers, will be able to call on the services of the Actix PSO team to assist in solving complex network roll-out and on-going management problems, as well as NSM implementation projects.

The launch of the PSO team is a major step for Actix in the transition to the next phase of wireless network evolution. Already acknowledged throughout the wireless industry for its radio engineering and diagnostic expertise, Actix has taken the lead in supplying NSM systems to the mobile communications industry. The creation of the PSO will provide a new level of partnership with the world's leading mobile operators to allow delivery and support of those systems in a collaborative and structured manner.

"Mobile operators throughout the world are under immense pressure to deliver highly optimized networks to support customer experience expectations at minimal cost" explained Chris Larmour, Actix' Chief Marketing Office. "Actix' systems have proven to be invaluable in helping them walk the tightrope of low cost and high performance, and our customers wanted to access to the deep expertise of our engineering staff as well. To support them we have formed Actix' Professional Services Organisation, and we foresee this team growing to become a major part of our business in a very short space of time."

The Actix PSO team, led by Robert McKellar as Global Professional Services Director, will work both directly with customers and through partners to ensure customers get the right level of support. The Actix PSO team will bring proven methodologies and a comprehensive set of technical capabilities to projects, allowing the rapid deployment of Actix systems, and expert advice on the identification and elimination of radio network performance issues.  Typical projects that will be undertaken by the Actix PSO will include NSM implementation projects, cluster optimisation, frequency revisions and capital planning. As well as delivering the deep technical expertise for these projects, Actix will also provide the project management skills including detailed reporting systems to show progress to customers on problem elimination. Robert McKellar joins Actix from Amdocs, and has 20 years experience delivering Enterprise solutions to blue chip companies.

The Actix PSO team will use the full array of Actix diagnostic products and systems to support customers, including its industry leading NSM suite.  The team will also have access to proprietary intellectual property not normally available outside Actix, and will assist customers in creating full NSM solutions that deliver long term customer value.  Such solutions will enable mobile operators to maintain a consistently high state of network readiness and availability.

To create the PSO, Actix has sourced some of the most experienced people in the industry. Each member of the team brings considerable skill and experience, typically with a deep understanding of radio network performance and insights into how to get the most out of existing equipment.  In early engagements, Actix' PSO has been able to help mobile operators reduce the time taken for by areas of the performance engineering function by over 40 percent. 

The European Patent Office has awarded Roamware exclusive patent rights for its invention of a "Method and System for Cellular Network Traffic Redirection" (European Patent Number 1527653).  The invention, now embraced by the GSM Association's mobile industry standards known as "Steering of Roaming", empowers a mobile roamer's home network operator's system to direct any of its subscribers to roam on its preferred roaming partner's network when using their mobile phones abroad. 

The network-based approach that Roamware first created in its Roamware Traffic Redirection systems now permits the mobile network operators to apportion outbound roaming traffic to each other as needed, in a manner that works in all countries, for all roaming partner networks, on all mobile handsets.  Roamware's systems are now installed in over 300 mobile operator networks in more than 120 countries around the world, serving nearly one billion mobile users.

In reaching today's decision, Europe joins the governments of the United States, Singapore and India in granting Roamware exclusive patent rights in the field of steering-of-roaming.    Roamware's steering of roaming patent applications are pending in a number of other countries, and Roamware currently boasts 75 families of patent applications and over 130 patent applications filed worldwide, in addition to the several it has already been issued in various nations.

Roamware invented network-based steering of roaming, and the main techniques of traffic shaping and traffic steering employed by the world's mobile operators today.  The company deployed the first actual live installations of its Roamware Traffic Redirection systems in Europe in 2003. 

"Before we invented our Traffic Redirection - network-based steering of roaming systems - the marketplace for international roaming was somewhat inefficient.  Operators negotiating bilateral roaming agreements with each other actually had no effective way of promising each other any certain volume or type of traffic.  We created Traffic Redirection to give home operators real control over how their outbound roaming traffic is apportioned to foreign operators.  We are proud to have played this role in creating a transparent and truly competitive marketplace for international roaming, to the benefit of mobile subscribers worldwide," comments Roamware co-founder and CTO John Jiang, co-inventor of the patent granted in Europe today.

"Very few technology and innovation providers are as fortunate as Roamware, to be deployed all over the world, in so many of the world's leading mobile operators," explains Roamware CEO Bobby Srinivasan.  "Traffic Redirection was only the beginning.   Our global breadth and our expanding technical expertise permits us continually to create, and be the first to market with the types of unifying technology solutions that bridge communications communities the world over." 

Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Nomi-mobile has launched low cost international calling and messaging rates for UK mobile users, with the help of MX Telecom's messaging gateways.

By blending MX Telecom's flexible third party messaging gateway and Nomi's own existing telecoms infrastructure, Nomi-mobile makes significant savings on international calls and messaging.

These savings are passed on through a pay as you go mobile SIM-only pack to Nomi-mobile customers.

MX Telecom's gateways add the messaging dimension to Nomi's offering, supplying a low-cost, reliable routing gateway to Nomi customers.

Stuart Eve, CEO of Nomi said "Nomi-mobile is a flexible and convenient alternative to international calling cards which is expected to attract a substantial number of calling card and account customers. Our low-cost tariffs and mobile offering will see large numbers switching to Nomi."

The resident immigrant and migrant worker market, targeted by Nomi, is estimated to be in the region of 1.5 million users.

Nomi-mobile also offers a unique Home-talking service that can be used from a landline. Customers are able to make even cheaper calls from their landline, with the same Nomi Pay As You Go account being debited.

"This is technically and commercially a very clever launch by a forward thinking MVNE," said Mark Fitzgerald, MX Telecom Managing Director. "By tapping into the UK's international migrant communities, Nomi-mobile has a captive audience who should leap at the prices being offered."

Meucci Solutions, the mobile network quality monitoring specialist based in Belgium, have signed a contract for the testing and implementation of the roaming agreements for Digicel Suriname, one of the extended networks of Digicel Group in the South American region.

Meucci Solutions will provide Digicel with an end-to-end solution encompassing all testing and internal implementation of roaming agreements. In this scenario, the Digicel group can fully concentrate on the commercial relationship with its new roaming partners, while Meucci Solutions guarantees a fast and efficient roll out of the required testing, before launching its roaming agreements commercially.

Each partner can focus on their core-business Meucci Solutions will take care of all IREG tests, a set of technical tests performed by a mobile operator to enable their network to communicate with the network of the roaming partner. These tests verify, amongst others, the settings for voice (IR24), Camel (IR32) and GPRS (IR35). It is only when all settings for both partners of the roaming agreement have been successfully tested, that the partner networks can communicate with each other.

Next to the IREG tests, Meucci Solutions will perform the TADIG tests, necessary to guarantee the correct billing of all communication between the partner networks. At the end of a successful test cycle, Meucci Solutions issues the certificate allowing Digicel to launch the roaming agreements commercially.

To run the tests, Meucci Solutions will utilize its own Global Testing and Monitoring Platform, a network of over 60 probes active in 53 countries, and still expanding.

"This contract is the perfect example of the added value we offer our customers. We use our proper network and take over the entire technical aspect and the coordination of the implementation. Through standard and extensive reports, Digicel is kept up to date on the most recently progress. Digicel can concentrate on their core business, being the commercial aspect of the roaming agreements, whilst we focus on what we do best: the technical aspects and co-ordination of the implementation," said Conrad Tuytte, CEO of Meucci Solutions

Mario Castro, Senior Roaming Coordinator, Digicel: "Digicel chose Meucci Solutions because we require their expertise, system integration and broad knowledge to achieve a fast roaming footprint in new territories by outsourcing a team focused in testing."

Visto, the provider of secure and easy-to-use mobile email for business and consumers, has today announced that it will provide access to corporate mobile email on the Apple iPhone across Europe. Closely following on the heels of the availability of Visto Mobile for the iPhone in the US, the company has extended its support to those regions that are actively selling and promoting the iPhone.

Using Visto Mobile, iPhone users will be able to securely and easily access push corporate email without downloading any additional software to the iPhone or requiring any changes to security policies or corporate firewall settings.

"The iPhone has come out of the gate faster than any other smartphone in history and has broadened the market extensively with a form factor and user interface that provides a better "all in one" experience than anything else on the market today," said Brian Bogosian, president, chairman and CEO of Visto. "For business users whose personal requirements and tastes extend beyond the Blackberry device, we have enabled a solution that marries the demand for corporate email with all the advantages the iPhone brings to an individual."

Visto Mobile takes advantage of the iPhone user interface so that users will be able to send and receive attachments, receive rich HTML email and view emails as they were originally sent. And with the corporate directory search capability, individuals can search for any contact and either place a call, send an email or obtain driving directions by selecting the contact's phone number, email address or physical address.

Trustive, the European wireless hotspot access provider, and Royal KPN, the Dutch mobile and fixed telecommunication operator, have announced that they have signed a roaming agreement. Through the agreement KPN will now be able to provide its mobile customers access to Trustive's global hotspot network, while Trustive will be able to do so at all KPN HotSpots in the Netherlands.

Trustive currently covers over 32,000 hotspots worldwide, including all major EU airports such as Paris, Milan, London, Copenhagen and Brussels Airport. Trustive's WiFi locations will be in addition to 59.000 foreign locations that KPN already offers to customers.  The partnership with Trustive is in line with KPN's goal to offer its customers the best connections possible and help them stay in touch with the people and the information they find indispensable.

Martijn de Kinkelder, general manager of KPN HotSpots: "This agreement complements our network very well.  We can provide our customers with high-quality hotspot coverage, especially in Europe where Trustive has very strong presence, including all major airports. Trustive also offers the additional option of a KPN-branded login page for greater user-friendliness."

Gavin Dresselhuis, co-founder and managing director of Trustive: "We are delighted to be helping KPN provide WiFi access to its customers. With the addition of another major European operator, this further strengthens Trustive's  leading position in the European WiFi hotspot market."