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Posted by Trustive on October 21, 2013

Roam on Trustive WiFi when travelling in the UK!

Trustive, Europe’s leading WiFi access provider, continues to extend its international footprint in Singapore, USA, UK, Brazil & Malaysia and will soon offer WiFi access at 700,000 premium hotspots in 130 countries.

Travellers continue to rely on WiFi for internet access on the go and according to the last European Commission report on WiFi, 78% of mobile data traffic will be supported by WiFi in the near future.

Trustive, Europe’s leading WiFi access provider at premium sites, has also verified this trend on its own WiFi network. Since the beginning of the year, Trustive WiFi traffic has doubled, with the transfer of the business world from PCs to smartphones and tablets. This transfer is also correlated to the type of activity. In previous years that were marked by the use of PCs, email and Voice over IP accounted for over 80 % of usage. Today, email represents less than 20 % of traffic, giving way to video streaming and social networks.

Trustive’s current footprint extension incorporates selected prime new sites in regions that are popular with travellers. That is why in recent months Trustive’s network has been extended in England, Asia and Brazil and, in the coming months, will be extended in Singapore, Malaysia and across several major business cities in the U.S.A, including 20 international airports, 30,000 bars/restaurants, 5,000 shopping centres and many more premium venues.

“Trustive’s approach is different from the “crowd sourcing” employed by domestic operators, whereby a portion of customers’ domestic DSL boxes’ bandwidth is used to offload 3G data traffic from their own networks. Trustive is focusing on airports, hotels, bars and restaurants, bus and train stations, shopping centres, convention centres and outdoor-citywide networks in the most visited towns and cities. For those premium sites, network operators are identified, validated and secure interconnects set-up. Users can then be identified and authorized in accordance with the restrictions and legal requirements. A 24/7 support service for users and round the clock monitoring of the quality of service enables Trustive to constantly adjust and improve its network; on some hotspots hundreds of simultaneous users are recorded!” said Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive.

For travellers using Android smartphones and tablets, access to Trustive’s global WiFi network can be done in a completely seamless way, with the immediate identification of and automatic connection to Trustive WiFi hotspots using “Trustive WiFi”; a free app available on the Play Store.

Travellers needing internet on the go should visit http://www.trustive.com before they leave home!

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2500 Hotspots in Brazil Make Trustive WiFi a Real Asset for Travellers to the Region

Posted by Trustive on February 22, 2013

Trustive’s seamless WiFi service, including full coverage at 10 international airports, is an asset for visitors to events such as the annual Carnival, the upcoming Football World Cup and the Olympic games.

Visitors to popular events in Brazil, such as the annual Carnival, the upcoming Football World Cup and the Olympic Games can all enjoy seamless WiFi access via Trustive’s network of 2500 premium hotspots in Brazil and 500,000 hotspots worldwide.

Whether you are planning to attend one of the upcoming events/exhibitions, relax at one of the famous tourist beaches in Copacabana or Salvador, take in the sights of Rio de Janeiro (Sugarloaf mountain or the Statue of Christ the Redeemer) or visit the amazing Iguazu Falls near Curibitia, enjoy seamless WiFi access at thousands of premium locations with a prepaid Trustive WiFi pass. Trustive’s premium WiFi network in Brazil includes popular restaurant chains, the 4-5* Estanplaza hotels (including the Gran Estanplaza in Sao Paulo) and Transamérica hotels and the main shopping malls.

Crucially for travellers, Trustive offers full WiFi coverage at 10 international airports (in both the arrival and departure lounges) in Brasil as well as at several regional airports, such as São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport [GRU], Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport [GIG], Viracopos International Airport [VCP], Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport [BSB], Santos Dumont Airport [SDU], Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport [CNF], Afonso Pena International Airport in [CWB] Curitiba, Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport [FLN] and Salgado Filho International Airport [POA] in Porto Alegre.

Seamless access is the key and travellers can benefit from seamless access to Trustive’s international WiFi network, including its premium airport hotspots in Brazil, thanks to a range of free connection software for laptops (Windows, Macs and Netbooks) and “Trustive WiFi” apps for smartphones and tablets (Android and iPhones/iPads), which detect and provide seamless connectivity to Trustive WiFi hotspots. Trustive’s range of WiFi connection software and apps is available for download via Trustive’s website. Full details of Trustive’s international WiFi hotspot network (which includes 500,000 premium locations) are of course available via Trustive’s online hotspot directory: http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/.

About Trustive

Trustive provides travellers with comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 500,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing customers to access these locations through a single click.

 As a member of the WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance), leading the WiFi ecosystem, Trustive is proposing its WiFi roaming services to operators wishing to achieve a seamless, secure, low-cost data access solution around the world.

 For more information about Trustive, please visit http://www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/.

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TRUSTIVE SIGNS MAJOR “DATA OFFLOAD” CONTRACTS WITH LEADING MOBILE OPERATORS

Posted by Trustive on February 12, 2013

With 2013 set to be the year of WiFi, mobile operators are turning to WiFi operators like Trustive for innovative, seamless data offload solutions to channel the growing demand from smartphones and tablets.

Various studies have highlighted the unprecedented growth in WiFi hotspot deployments in recent years and 2013 looks set to be the year of WiFi. Mobile data traffic is booming and laptops will soon be overtaken by smartphones and tablets (which have their own distinct usage patterns) in terms of number of connections at WiFi hotspots. As a leading WiFi aggregator, Trustive has witnessed this significant growth in traffic as well as the changes in usage pattern on its own international network.

Mobile operators are progressively integrating complementary network technologies, such as WiFi, into their cellular and/or broadband packages, not only for their domestic markets but more importantly for the international roaming markets. This transferral of data delivery from the traditional cellular networks onto, for example, WiFi networks, is called data offload and for the mobile operators, the main purpose of offloading data is to ease the congestion that is prevalent on many cellular networks.

low-cost 3G data offload opportunities with Trustive, Europe's leading WiFi operator

For end-users, the benefits of using mobile data offloading are primarily cost control and the availability of higher bandwidth. Smart-client software installed on the end-user’s device can handle the automatic and transparent session handover between the two network technologies as needed so that the service is provided seamlessly for the end-user.

In the fourth quarter of 2012 and in line with the trends highlighted above, Trustive signed major contracts with leading mobile operators in order to provide them with seamless access to selected parts of its international WiFi hotspot network via its WiFi roaming services programme.

Trustive provides proven integration tools and capabilities such as:

  • Secured, scalable and flexible AAA interconnect (including data mediation, exchange and archiving), billing and settlement infrastructure
  • Online web services providing network updates for dynamic and seamless user authentication
  • Online web services providing detailed hotspot information for automatic updates
  • 24/7 support in English and French
  • More than 10 years’ experience in international WiFi roaming agreements and integrations

These contracts are now in the final testing phases and full deployment will be rolled out over the next few months. For more details about Trustive’s WiFi roaming services programme, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

 

About Trustive

Trustive provides travellers with comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 500,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing customers to access these locations through a single click. 

As a member of the WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance), leading the WiFi ecosystem, Trustive is proposing its WiFi roaming services to operators wishing to achieve a seamless, secure, low-cost data access solution around the world.

For more information about Trustive, please visit http://www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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500 000 Premium WiFi Hotspots Now Available to Trustive Customers Following Another Significant Network Expansion

Posted by Trustive on January 22, 2013

Trustive, a leading international WiFi hotspot operator, is proud to be able to announce a significant expansion in its WiFi footprint. Recent breakthroughs in Asia and in particular in China, have resulted in the addition of vast numbers of premium WiFi hotspots to Trustive’s global footprint and Trustive customers can enjoy seamless access to 500,000 premium WiFi hotspots in major cities around the world.

Seamless access to 500,000 premium WiFi hotspots now available for Trustive customers

Seamless access to 500,000 WiFi hotspots worldwide

The growing popularity of revolutionary new devices (smartphones, tablets, netbooks etc.) has lead to a massive boom in traffic but the smartphone and tablet users’ desire to contain their ‘online lifestyle’ (stream TV, videos or digital radio, follow social networks, use VoIP/IM services etc.) whilst on the move has resulted in a surge in demand for quality WiFi services which enable users to maintain the same high-level of user experience as at home whilst retaining strict control of the associated costs. Trustive is renowned for its commitment to providing travellers with reliable, high-speed WiFi access in premium venues (e.g. airports and travel hubs, hotels, marinas, bars and restaurants etc.) and in order to meet users’ high expectations, Trustive constantly strives to improve and expand its WiFi footprint; adding new premium locations, monitoring performance and usage at existing hotspots and, if required, removing any hotspots that fail to meet Trustive’s strict standards. And all of this, in order to ensure that Trustive’s WiFi network is truly world-class in terms of coverage and quality.

A crucial aspect of providing a high quality WiFi access service has to be ease of access. Travellers are no longer content to navigate a hotspot’s web page (often in a foreign language) in order to try to find out how they can log in. Seamless access is the key and travellers benefit from seamless access to Trustive’s international WiFi network thanks to a range of free connection software for laptops (Windows, Macs and Netbooks) and “Trustive WiFi” apps for smartphones and tablets (Android and iPhones/iPads), which detect and provide seamless connectivity to Trustive WiFi hotspots. Furthermore, international operators are also integrating elements of Trustive’s premium WiFi footprint into their own offering, thereby giving customers access to Trustive WiFi in premium venues (where 3G networks are often heavily congested) via their own existing smart clients.

Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive, confirmed that “at Trustive, we are very proud to have achieved this milestone figure of 500,000 premium hotspots. This achievement is the result of lengthy negotiations with hotspot operators across the world in order to be able to provide Trustive customers with a low-cost but high quality hotspot service in premium locations such as at international airports and other travel hubs, in key hotel chains across the world, in bars, restaurants, marinas and other leisure venues as well as at business focussed venues like convention centres and offices. Now more than ever, customers who download our free software for their smartphones, tablets and/or laptops can enjoy seamless detection and connectivity to Trustive’s comprehensive WiFi network wherever they may be. Footprint, quality, cost and ease of access remain our top priorities.

For further information about Trustive’s global WiFi coverage or to find out more about Trustive’s range of connection software and apps, please visit http://www.trustive.com

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 500,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit http://www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Trustive launches “London WiFi 2012” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Trustive on May 14, 2012

Trustive’s “London WiFi 2012” app gives iPad and iPhone users easy access to Trustive hotspots in London and across the UK during the Olympic games and other key events this summer!


Trustive, Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, is very pleased to be able to announce the launch of a new application; London WiFi 2012. London WiFi 2012 is the new WiFi app for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch that enables customers to enjoy seamless WiFi access across Trustive’s network of 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots (including 102 airport locations) located in London and throughout the whole of the UK.  London WiFi 2012 is available not only to overseas travellers visiting the UK but also to UK residents who may be visiting the London 2012 Olympic Games, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London Film Festival, any of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations or any other major event in London or across the UK. 


London WiFi 2012 provides 10 consecutive days of unlimited WiFi access and is available exclusively via the app store until 30th September 2012 for just 39.99 Euros. As well as providing customers with automatic and secure authentication to Trustive hotspots, the London WiFi 2012 app lists all of Trustive’s most popular UK and London SSIDs (WiFi network names) to help customers locate Trustive hotspots quickly. Full details of Trustive’s UK and worldwide WiFi hotspot network (which includes 300,000 premium locations) are of course available via Trustive’s online hotspot directory: http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/.


The launch of London WiFi 2012 comes after the recent launch of Trustive WiFi, a free app for Trustive customers that aims to make accessing Trustive’s comprehensive, world-class WiFi hotspot network as simple as humanly possible for today’s busy traveller.  In addition to Trustive WiFi, Trustive customers can also benefit from a range of free “MyHotspotter” WiFi clients for other popular devices, like Android, Windows, Mac or Linux (Asus Eee PC), all of which are available for download via Trustive’s website and offer the same benefits as Trustive WiFi.

For more information or to download London WiFi 2012, please visit www.trustive.com or http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-wifi-2012/id523579109?mt=8

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Trustive joins the Wireless Broadband Alliance

Posted by Trustive on September 29, 2011

Wireless Broadband Alliance, an advocate for seamless WiFi access for users

A bastion of seamless WiFi solutions, it was only a matter of time before Trustive joined forces with the renowned Wireless Broadband Alliance!

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, is very pleased to be able to confirm that it joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) this summer. Established in 2003 by a group of visionary telecom operators, the WBA seeks to engage its members in order to enable a seamless WiFi experience with the benefit of the end-user in mind; a goal that resonates closely with that of Trustive.

After more than 5 years in the WiFi business and the successfully creation of a vast global network of 300,000 WiFi hotspots spread across 130 countries, Trustive’s decision to now join the WBA may come as a surprise to some. However, Trustive appreciates the growing importance of WiFi and thus of collaborative organisations like the WBA in maintaining standards for end-users.

Why is WiFi growing in importance?

Over the last 10 years, travellers have become telecoms experts in their own right thanks to the proliferation and growing affordability of revolutionary new devices (smartphones, tablets, netbooks etc.) and the demand for bandwidth to sustain these customers’ expectations is way above and beyond that required by traditional mobile phone customers.

The smartphone and tablet users’ desire to continue their ‘online lifestyle’ (stream TV, videos or digital radio) whilst on the move means that everyone is quickly becoming experts at comparing WiFi and 3G services, understanding the associated costs and the implications in terms of speed and quality of service. Shunning their domestic mobile operators, travellers are happy to exploit new technologies (VoIP, IM) and embrace independent WiFi service providers, like Trustive, as an integral part of their mobile internet access portfolio in order to save costs.

WiFi may be hot again, but seamless access is essential!

Customers may appreciate that WiFi is faster and cheaper than 3G, but ease of access remains essential in order to ensure a good end-user experience and retain customer loyalty. Trustive has always worked and will continue to work to provide a secure infrastructure and seamless WiFi experience that travellers can rely on. This has been primarily achieved by using the latest technology to establish secure interconnections with Trustive’s 80+ operator partners, thereby creating a unified, global network of premium WiFi hotspots to which Trustive customers can have seamless access. Seamless connectivity is achieved using Trustive’s WiFi software (available for multiple platforms) that detects and automates access to Trustive’s WiFi hotspots.

WiFi as a viable 3G data offload solution for mobile operators

In response to the growing number of bandwidth greedy devices/customers, mobile operators are facing harsh choices – raising large quantities of capital with little or no guaranteed return in the short to medium term, raising retail prices and/or limiting customer bandwidth allowances, none of which would be popular with customers or shareholders. There is no escaping the wave of new devices scheduled for release over the coming months and years, nor the enthusiasm of the ‘net generation’ for their ‘online lifestyle’. Juggling the need for reliable, high quality, high-speed mobile internet access against the cost of providing such a service is therefore to be the key task for mobile operators. However there is another, remarkably low-cost solution available that has been largely overlooked up until now; namely to offload 3G data traffic onto WiFi networks.

Trustive has had the privilege of working with many national and international operators in order to offer them viable roaming and 3G data offload solutions that are tailored to their individual requirements and can be integrated directly into their existing billing and CRM systems.

Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director, summed up Trustive’s hopes for this new partnership “Like the WBA, Trustive has always been an advocate for the end-user, for a seamless WiFi service that is high-speed, high-quality, reliable and reasonably priced. We’ve endeavoured to educate our users in the pitfalls of excessive 3G usage abroad and to provide customers with the tools to manage their WiFi usage effectively (WiFi software to guarantee seamless access, online account management tools for budget control, a secure web browser to provide additional security when required etc.). It was therefore only a matter of time before Trustive joined the WBA and we now look forward to many happy years working together to achieve this common goal.”

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Skype customers can now enjoy seamless access to 2,800 Trustive hotspots in France

Posted by Trustive on September 27, 2011

Trustive, a leading worldwide mobile internet access provider and the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe, is very pleased to announce a partnership with Skype. This partnership will give Skype customers access to 2,800 premium hotspots located across France through Skype WiFi.

Trustive primarily offers travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ premium WiFi hotspots in 130 countries.  Trustive also works with operators wanting to create or extend an existing international portfolio by providing their customers with seamless, international WiFi access to Trustive’s premium network. 

Skype WiFi provides travellers, whether they are on a business trip or enjoying their holidays abroad, a cost-effective and easy way to get wireless Internet access. With Skype WiFi, they can use their Skype Credit and pay only for the minutes they use. They can do whatever they want online with no limit to upload or download volume and without having to pay data roaming fees for connecting to a mobile network while abroad. To access Trustive hotspots, prices start from $0.14 / €0.10 / £0.08 (inclusive of VAT) per minute and users will only be charged for the minutes they are connected to the Internet.

Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director, firmly believes in the inherently symbiotic nature of this new partnership: “Over recent years, Trustive’s annual reports have shown the rapid growth of VoIP and video communication offerings that are used by travellers looking to avoid the otherwise expensive roaming costs associated with traditional voice services. Trustive customers did in fact vote Skype as one of the top 3 winning software providers in our annual report 2010-2011. We are therefore confident that Skype customers will quickly discover the joys of Trustive’s comprehensive WiFi coverage in France.”

Shadi Mahassel, Product Manager for Skype WiFi comments: “Adding Trustive hotspots in France to the extensive network of over 1 million WiFi hotspots worldwide is another important step to give travellers handy and cost effective wireless access, whether they want to browse the Internet, update their travel blog, check email, use Skype, update Twitter, upload photos or download music or ebooks.” 

To enjoy wireless access, users just need to download Skype WiFi on their laptop or iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.1 or above with multitasking) and make sure they have some Skype Credit. Skype WiFi is made available through WiFi operators around the world. For a complete list of supported hotspots, visit skype.com/go/skypewifi

 

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

About Skype
Skype is a communications software whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently introduced group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things together whenever they’re apart. 

Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg. Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com.

 

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Trustive’s WiFi footprint expands into South Korea

Posted by Trustive on September 20, 2011

Trustive’s Asian coverage receives a significant boost with the addition of 70,000 WiFi hotspots in South Korea.

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and potentially No1 in Asia, is pleased to be able to announce a further extension to its international WiFi hotspot network, this time with the addition of 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots in South Korea.

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and providing Trustive customers with seamless access to these locations (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process).

Trustive’s Asian network has grown significantly over recent years, with the addition of thousands of premium hotspots in, for example, China, Japan and India. This latest network expansion in South Korea provides travellers with WiFi coverage in 70 airport locations, including Jeju international airport, Incheon international airport, Gimpo International airport and Yangyang international airport, 5000 bars and restaurants as well as at hotels, university campuses, bus and train stations, sporting and amusement venues and of course in thousands of shopping centres and stores across the country.

Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director, commented that “Trustive is always looking to extend its premium international WiFi hotspot network by partnering with quality operators all across the world. We are thrilled that Trustive customers will now be able to access so many premium hotspots in South Korea, a destination of growing importance for business travellers.”

For full details of Trustive’s WiFi hotspot coverage, please visit http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/ 

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Trustive announces a further expansion to its French WiFi footprint

Posted by Trustive on September 13, 2011

Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider’s latest expansion brings its total French footprint to 7,000+ premium WiFi hotspots

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, announces a further expansion to its European footprint with the addition of significant hotspots across France. This expansion brings Trustive’s total French coverage to more than 7,000 premium WiFi hotspots.

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and providing Trustive customers with seamless access to these locations (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process).

With this latest expansion to its international WiFi network, Trustive customers can now enjoy WiFi coverage at 20+ French airport locations (including Paris Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse-Blagnac international airport, Lyon Bron & Lyon Saint Exupery international airports, Lille, Montpellier, Strasbourg and Toulon international airports to name but a few), almost 2000 hotels, gites and campsites as well as in key convention centres like Paris Expo, the Palais de Congres in Paris and in various locations around the town of Cannes, which is the home of the renowned Palais des Festival (home to popular events such as the International Cannes Film Festival, MIPIM and MIPTV).

For full details of Trustive’s WiFi hotspot coverage, please visit http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/

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300,000 premium WiFi hotspots are now available to Trustive customers

Posted by Trustive on September 6, 2011

Trustive announces the consolidation of its international WiFi hotspot network in Europe, Asia & Latin America.

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, is very pleased to announce another significant expansion to its international WiFi footprint. This most recent increase to 300,000 premium WiFi hotspots is primarily the result of the consolidation in Trustive’s leadership position in Europe (new network extensions in the UK, France and Eastern block countries) and also in Trustive’s newly developed markets such as Latin America and Asian.

“Trustive’s growth strategy is to continue to propose comprehensive coverage at quality hotspots in both Europe (our traditional stronghold) and fast growing markets such as Russia, Asia and Latin America” stated Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive. “The WiFi hotspot business has become hot again due to an unprecedented need for broadband services by smartphone (e.g. iPhone & Android) and tablet users. The demand for bandwidth to sustain these customers’ expectations is way above and beyond that required by mobile phone customers. The smartphone and tablet users’ desire to stream TV, videos or digital radio whilst on the move means that everyone is quickly becoming experts at comparing WiFi and 3G services, understanding the associated costs and the implications in terms of speed and quality of service.”

Trustive customers have very little interest in complex billing algorithms. Trustive therefore takes the strain for the customer by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and providing Trustive customers with seamless access to these locations using a simple pricing model.

This WiFi footprint is accessible automatically with the WiFi software (available for various devices via www.trustive.com) that detects and connects to Trustive WiFi hotspots. For up-to-date information about Trustive’s WiFi coverage, customers can consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator (www.trustive.com/hotspots/).

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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