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London, United Kingdom, 2007/11/08 - Trustive, Europe’s leading wireless hotspot access provider, and Royal KPN, the leading Dutch mobile and fixed telecommunication operator, today announced that they have signed a roaming agreement.
Through this 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.
Trustive (trustive.com) is Europe’s leading wireless hotspot access provider and one of the fastest growing in the world. Through roaming agreements, Trustive is meeting the end-user demand for access to a global network of hotspots by offering a unified service through an easy-to-use user interface. Trustive is targeting both the retail and wholesale markets. Among Trustive wholesale customers are SFR, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Netherlands, The Telefonica Group, Swisscom Mobile and KPN.
Trustive covers most major European airports and many other prime locations and includes over 32,000 hotspots across 70 different network providers.
As part of a partnership with the WiMAX Spectrum Owners Alliance (WiSOA), Trustive provides services for unified clearance, billing and interconnection amongst WiMAX and WiFi networks creating one global wireless IP clearing and roaming platform.
Created in 2003, Trustive is a privately-held company with headquarters in Amsterdam and R&D offices in Sophia Antipolis, France.
KPN is the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Netherlands, serving customers with wireline and wireless telephony, Internet and TV services. To business customers, KPN delivers voice, Internet and data services as well as fully-managed, outsourced ICT solutions. Both nationally and internationally, KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties, including operators and service providers. In Germany and Belgium, KPN pursues a multi-brand strategy with its mobile operations, and serves multiple customer segments in consumer as well as business markets. At June 30, 2007, KPN served 5.8 million wireline voice subscribers, 8.8 million mobile customers, 2.5 million Internet customers and 0.3 million TV customers in the Netherlands as well as 16.1 million mobile customers in Germany and Belgium. With 27, 096 individuals (24,881 FTEs), KPN posted revenues of EUR 5.9bn, with an EBITDA of EUR 2.5bn in the first half year of 2007. KPN was incorporated in 1989 and is listed on the Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt stock exchanges.
About KPN HotSpots
KPN HotSpots offers wireless Internet throughout the Netherlands via a network of more than 930 of their own Wi-Fi hotspots at strategic business and travel locations such as Schiphol airport, railway stations, hotels, fun parks, and the hospitality sector. KPN also offers its customers access to wireless broadband Internet at well over 70,000 Wi-Fi locations across the globe via its partners abroad. KPN is market leader in hotspots in the Netherlands.