True Corporation’s leading Wi-Fi network added to Comfone’s aggregated hub of global hotspots
Service launch opens up Thailand to users of Comfone’s WeRoam solution
(PresseBox) (Bern, )Comfone, a leading worldwide GSM and Wireless IP roaming hub provider, and True Corporation, Thailand's only fully-integrated communications service provider, and leader in solutions for convergence lifestyles, today announced readiness and immediate availability of Thailand’s prime “Wi-Fi by TrueMove” network to all users of Comfone’s WeRoam service.
The service launch adds True’s high-grade network of 340 locations with more than 16,000 hotspots to Comfone’s global hub of over 35,000 aggregated hotspot locations. Users of Comfone WeRoam have access to WLAN networks in over 60 countries, and today Thailand has been opened up as a further country available to business travellers using the Comfone WeRoam service.
True Corporation was the first in Thailand to launch an outdoor Wi-Fi network, which it has continued to extend and improve over the last two years. The robust Wi-Fi network now offers a premier hi-speed Internet access across Bangkok and its surrounding provinces.
Laurent Freléchoux, Product Marketing Director of WeRoam Services, Comfone, said, “As an increasingly important destination for business and tourism, we are thrilled to have Thailand as a new destination available to users of Comfone WeRoam. To have True Corporation as a partner, the first and biggest provider of Wi-Fi in Thailand, proves how we at Comfone endeavour to offer our customers the best coverage and quality possible.”
Mr. Non Ingkutanon, Deputy Director, Wire-line Broadband Services of True Corporation Plc, added, “our partnership with Comfone means greater convenience for visitors to Thailand, who can roam on the Wi-Fi by TrueMove network with their own username and password. Business professionals and tourists can enjoy accessing the Internet or their corporate network at 340 locations with over 16,000 Wi-Fi by TrueMove hotspots when they visit Thailand".
Comfone, provider of roaming services to more than 300 operators in over 125 countries, is known throughout the telecoms industry as an international mobile roaming specialist. Through its unique portfolio and additional value added services, Comfone fully optimises the setting up of each operator's roaming processes, thus increasing the efficiency of mobile roaming. The company’s portfolio ranges from the complete outsourcing of roaming, to individual elements, such as signalling, hubbing, data, convergence, clearing and testing services.
WeRoam is the trademark of Comfone’s services in wholesale mobility management and roaming solutions for Wireless IP telecommunications (WLAN and WiMAX). The open roaming platform connects nearly 60 Wireless ISPs and offers an aggregated footprint of more than 35’000 hotspot locations.
All Comfone solutions easily integrate with existing products of Internet, Enterprise, GSM and VoIP service providers. Learn more about Comfone and its WeRoam services at www.comfone.com & www.weroam.com
About TrueMove Company Limited
TrueMove, a subsidiary of True Corporation Plc, Thailand's only fully-integrated communication solutions provider, convergence solutions leader and premier lifestyle enabler, offers innovative and high-quality wireless communications services on its nationwide 1800 MHz network to 13 million subscribers (June 2008) throughout Thailand. TrueMove’s vision is to create a pioneering wireless hi-speed lifestyle where people can communicate as well as access knowledge, information and entertainment wherever, whenever, and however they wish. The company delivers superior coverage coupled with quality and best value services, which make TrueMove more than just a mobile phone. Leveraging its relationships with True Corporation and the CP Group, TrueMove offers unique integrated products and services to the Thai market. For more information, visit www.truemove.com or www.truecorp.co.th
Wi-Fi hi-speed life by True Move
Wi-Fi hi-speed life by True Move has rolled out more than 16,000 hotspots at 340 locations nationwide, covering Bangkok and over 50 provinces. The hotspots are located in leading lifestyle centers and major business areas, convention centers, hospitals, leading hotels, office buildings, Delifrance, KFC, Chester’s Grill, Au bonpain, Starbucks, B2S, The Mall Group, Central Plaza, and Siam Paragon. Moreover, to make the Hi-Speed life phenomena a reality, True Move has combined its GPRS and Wi-Fi network and launched it the first outdoor Wi-Fi zone in Thailand where users can access the Internet with Hi-Speed through Wi-Fi enabled devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, pocket PCs and notebooks at Siam Square, Silom Road, Thonglor Road, Khao Sarn road and Jatujak market.
Contact at comfone:
Tel: +41 (0) 31 341 11 74
Fax: +41 (0) 31 341 10 11
Contact for True Corporation
Assistant Director, Corporate Communications and Marketing Public Relations, True Corporation Plc.
Tel: +66 (2) 699 2782