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Innovative new technology enables European MVNOs to embrace low-cost WiFi

Posted by Trustive on November 28, 2013

“Always best connected” paradigm is revolutionary technology that provides intelligent network management and truly seamless cellular and WiFi connectivity to end-users on the go.

 

WiFi has always been an anomaly within the networking industry; WiFi provides a key service, utilizing a worldwide standard, with no expensive license. As a result, the WiFi hotspot industry has grown with both large-scale operators and small providers sharing the same market space but without any formal coordination; which has led to a shortfall in roaming and interoperability functionalities. 

In recent years, the importance of WiFi has been reinforced by the huge uptake of smartphones and other mobile devices, which have profoundly changed the scenario of applications and services which users now expect to fully experience on the go. With mobile data traffic forecast to grow exponentially, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) now need to juggle these heightened customer expectations with network performance; cellular (3G) data roaming services are frequently congested, renowned for being of poorer quality and more expensive than WiFi services. However, seamless integration between WiFi and cellular networks is not yet widely available. 

Guglielmo has developed a sophisticated algorithm, named WISE, which can resolve the issue of seamless connectivity to both WiFi and cellular networks. The WISE technology can be embedded into any MNO’s or MVNO’s Android application. The algorithm then collects data from the network in order to form a full picture of the “context” in which the mobile device is operating (e.g. its position, service availability and device’s current usage). By constantly re-evaluating the context in which a mobile device is operating, this “Always best connected” algorithm is able to determine which is the most suitable network that is currently available, the best network for the future and also calculates the optimum moment to handover from one network to another. 

On top of this context analysis, the algorithm also manages the WiFi authentication process, using data stored on the end-user’s SIM card, thereby avoiding any other manual log in procedures and rendering the switch from WiFi to cellular networks completely seamless for the end-user. 

“The true advantage of the “Always best connected” algorithm is its innate simplicity in terms of integration, effectiveness and ease of usage for the end-user. Quick and easy to install with little or no cost in terms of software and infrastructure, MNOs and MVNOs can roll out this innovative solution in a few short weeks” – says Giovanni Guerri, Guglielmo CEO.

Now MVNOs can benefit twice fold, by not only giving their end-users the advantages of WiFi in parallel to their existing cellular services but also in terms of lower roaming costs.  

Several MVNOs adopted this technology in 2013, with very encouraging results both in terms of network performance (data offloading) and customer satisfaction. A recent cooperation with Trustive, Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, has demonstrated its power with a deployment over more than 100,000 access points across Europe in just a few weeks, combining 3G and WiFi in a truly seamless and secured way. 

“As an aggregator working with more than 80 operators, Trustive is very sensitive about the need to provide seamless, quick and quality mobile internet access to travelers worldwide, whilst simultaneously keeping technical deployment and maintenance costs to a minimum” says Christian VanGhelder, Managing Director at Trustive. “By integrating the “Always best connected” solution into part of our European network we have been able to offer, in just a few weeks, a truly transparent and automatic access to both cellular and WiFi networks for travellers with Android smartphones, without having to touch any of the 100,000 access points included in this project. With this innovation, Trustive can now roll out this capability across its 700,000 premium sites worldwide quickly and without any modification to the millions of individual access points spread across these sites.”

Guglielmo is one of the leading wireless Internet service providers in Italy and has a network consisting of over 12,000 access points and over 2 million users registered by means of its very own LUMEN platform. Guglielmo owes its name to the founders’ wish to pay a well-deserved tribute to the physicist from Bologna, Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio waves and the father of telecommunications. As well as its standard activities of service provider, Guglielmo is also very active in R&D. www.guglielmo.biz

Trustive is No 1 in Europe and a leading international WiFi premium hotspot access provider, giving travellers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of over 700,000 premium WiFi hotspots in 130+ countries. www.trustive.com
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2012 COMMUTER PROFILE AND MOBILE DATA CHOICES

Posted by Trustive on May 14, 2013

  • Just a few hundred thousand commuters rely on WiFi today, but the number of potential roamers numbers 340 million according to the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s last report.
  • Continued trend towards multiple devices with an average of 3 devices per user.
  • Shift from laptop usage towards a reliance on smartphones (45%), laptops and notebooks (50%) and tablets (5%)
  • New usage patterns show a move away from traditional emails and surfing towards cloud computing, VoIP and conference calling (Skype), video streaming, online applications and the real-time sharing of photos and videos with online communities, particularly via GoPro or smartphones (using WiFi).
  • Higher speed broadband access is essential for new devices and in particular more upstream bandwidth is needed to facilitate the sharing of photos and videos in real-time during events.
  • WiFi access with its inherent speed, security and cost manageability is the only alternative to restrictive 3G services: network saturation in crowded areas or at peak times, lack of 3G/4G coverage and lack of acceptable international data plans.

Traffic and devices

Trustive’s network traffic has increased by 100% between 2011 and 2012, whilst its WiFi footprint has increased by 60% to include 500,000 premium hotspots in 130 countries. In 2012, Trustive’s traffic was concentrated in Europe (65%) and Latin America (30%). This significant increase in traffic is the result of:

1.)   Evolution of mobile usage from voice centric to data centric

With mobile usage evolving away from voice and towards data traffic, Trustive continues to see increases in WiFi usage, particularly in Europe where consumers are plagued by 3G data plan restrictions, saturated networks and high prices.

Trustive aims to provide travellers with premium WiFi coverage whenever and wherever they need it in order to offer a viable mobile internet data access solution. Trustive therefore plans to concentrate on developing its premium WiFi network in Latin America and particularly in Brazil (in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Football World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016) as well as to optimise its existing European network.

2.)   Multiple devices become the norm and commuters grow to rely more on smartphones (45%) and tablets (5%).

In previous years, Trustive has responded to customer demand by allowing customers to use their WiFi passes on multiple devices. Pre 2010, the norm was one device, usually a laptop. In 2012 Trustive observed a significant evolution in usage with an average of 3 devices per user, a pattern which has also been observed by some of our partners. In 2012, commuters travelled with smartphones (45%), laptops/notebooks (50%) and tablets (5%).

Usage pattern

There is strong interest from the OTT (Over The Top) companies such as Skype, Facebook, YouTube and others for viable mobile data and WiFi solutions. Some of these applications are banned by operators when you travel. Skype calls or video communications are possible via WiFi at very low costs, which is appropriate when you are far away. With the rise of WebRTC, which allows voice and video calling directly from browser to browser, another boost in traffic is a real possibility.

As people are becoming more and more addicted to mobile data (through their apps and social networks) and the concept of “Bring Your Own Device” grows in popularity, WiFi usage now reflects a real mix of business and leisure activities. Emails are just one aspect of a spectrum that now includes video streaming, social networks, online games, Skype conference calls, and now the uploading of photos and/or videos to share in real-time on the net, particularly during events.

The average length of a WiFi session in 2012 was around 50 minutes with an average exchange of 70MB per session.  On one side, Trustive witnessed the average Skype session lasting just 12 minutes, with an average data exchange of 11MB. On the other hand, WiFi usage in some of Trustive’s hotel venues, where video streaming is of course very popular, could easily register 300MB in just 10 minutes. In fact, Trustive’s hotel venues alone have seen a jump in the average data consumption per session between 2011 and 2012 of 68%.

At the most extreme end of the scale, Trustive has recorded WiFi sessions ranging from 2 to more than 7 hours, with a data exchange of 12 to 14GB per session. Such sessions were observed at premium Trustive hotspots (mainly hotels and conference centres) where location, high speed broadband, security and quality management are key. Whilst extreme by current standards, Trustive considers such sessions to be indicative of how the users’ growing appetite for data consumption will transform WiFi in the future.

Imagine the price of such 3G data sessions abroad!

During 2012, commuters downloaded an average of 60MB per session and uploaded an average of 10MB. However, the trend to share photos and/or videos with friends in real-time via social networks is changing this pattern already.

It is relatively easy to foresee the balance of traffic in the short to medium term, with serious increases in the uploading of data (due to the sharing of photos and videos during events for example); similar observations have been reported during the Super Bowl and the London Olympics. Trustive has great presence and traffic in Brazil and therefore expects to see serious growth in this region during the upcoming Football World Cup and Olympic games.

Lessons learned from 3G

Cellular networks offer seamless access, generally good coverage and handover.  However when it comes to low density or high density areas, users face issues such as lack of coverage or saturation of bandwidth.

In central London or central Paris, it is common for users to gravitate towards bars or cafés in order to take advantage of their WiFi access because the 3G network is saturated. In the countryside there is the EDGE signal but then users face the same issue.

In addition, commuters worry about their data plans. They have been briefed by domestic operators to conscientiously switch off their smartphones’ data roaming capabilities the moment they cross the border in order to avoid outrageous international data roaming prices and subsequently, the nasty surprise of an expensive invoice upon their return home.

Economic pressure is forcing commuters to travel more and further afield in order to find new customers. The shift towards smartphones, tablets and accessing data in the “cloud” implies a need for more bandwidth at a reasonable cost and budget control wherever the commuter may be.

The reality is that mobile costs are significant. A trip may combine costs for access via multiple devices, involve domestic and/or international mobile data plans, the purchase of WiFi day passes at the different venues and travel hubs visited, all of which will be charged at different rates and potentially in different currencies. On top of the associated costs, there are several barriers to the adoption of public WiFi hotspots, such as authentication procedures, discovery of available networks and security. One UK operator recently reported that only 20% of its users access the free public hotspots available to them.

WiFi growth and the associated challenges

According to Informa Telecoms and media, the number of WiFi hotspots in public areas is set to more than triple by 2015, to reach a predicted 5.8 million.

The abundance of WiFi hotspots should not in any way detract from the difficulty associated with accessing hotspots in Asia and Europe due to multiple portal designs in different languages and the local implementation and interpretation of standards.

Seamless access which simplifies the user experience through a single and secure login for multiple devices, cost and budget control are all clear requirements addressed to Trustive and to mobile operators, to be fulfilled through clear a roaming plan and simple tools to connect.

This is why Trustive considers roaming to be a true opportunity in the immediate future. Although there are 340 million roaming trips per year, the number of users that make use of international WiFi is in the region of a few hundred thousand. This constitutes a major missed monetization opportunity for the present WiFi ecosystem.

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Trustive’s WiFi network expands in Spain to the benefit of business and leisure travellers alike.

Posted by Trustive on October 11, 2011

Trustive customers travelling through Spain can now enjoy low-cost WiFi access at over a hundred travel hubs, including 26 airports, as well as at thousands of other popular venues.

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, announces a further expansion to its European network with the growth of its Spanish footprint to 3,000 premium hotspot locations. This most recent coverage expansion is the result of additional agreements with local operators and, with Spain being a popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, Trustive is confident that its customers will quickly come to rely on this extended WiFi footprint.

Trustive’s global WiFi network includes 300,000 WiFi hotspots in 130+ countries. In Spain, business travellers can now benefit from Trustive’s premium WiFi coverage at the airports of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Santander, Malaga, Alicante and Bilbao (for example) as well as at convention centres such as those in Madrid, Valencia, Cordoba and Santander. On the other hand, leisure travellers may be more interested in Trustive’s WiFi coverage of the island resorts, including the airports, of Gran Canaria, Majorca, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Ibiza. As usual Trustive customers can also enjoy extensive WiFi coverage in bars and restaurants, hotels (including chains such as Hotel Abba, Iberostar & Vincci, Husa Hoteles and AC Hotels), marinas, stores / shopping centres and universities across Spain.

All Trustive WiFi passes are valid across Trustive’s entire WiFi hotspot network of 300,000 premium hotspots and offer customers real control over their budgets, with secure online payments & usage monitoring. In addition, Trustive offers a range of free WiFi software (for Windows, Mac, Asus Eee PC and Android) to detect and connect to Trustive hotspots as well as a free secure web browser for customers’ additional peace of mind. 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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An extension to Trustive’s partnership with Aicent enables China Telecom customers to roam on Trustive’s premium, international WiFi network

Posted by Trustive on October 4, 2011

Trustive, a leading worldwide mobile internet access provider and the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe, is very pleased to announce an extension to its partnership with Aicent, a leading provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators.

In July 2010, Trustive and Aicent announced a bilateral partnership that gave Trustive customers access to a number of important WiFi networks, including China Telecom, Korea Telecom and Narita International Airport (Japan). Trustive and Aicent are now pleased to be able to confirm the extension of this partnership, which now also allows China Telecom customers to roam on Trustive’s international WiFi network, using either their web browsers or, on specific networks, China Telecom’s connection client.

Trustive 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. Access can be achieved through a range of solutions, from semi-branded to fully white label services that can be integrated into an operator’s existing billing and CRM system, depending on each operator’s individual requirements.

Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director, welcomes China Telecom customers onto this premium WiFi network: “With 300,000 premium WiFi hotspots, including 70,000 hotels, 50,000 bars & restaurants, 1000 airports and thousands of other key locations all spread across Asia, South America, Europe and beyond, we are confident that China Telecom’s customers will soon be enjoying quick and easy WiFi access with Trustive, whatever their destination.”

Aicent is a leading provider of mobile data solutions and interworking solutions for over 150 mobile operator customers globally and WiFi roaming is a very important component of Aicent’s mobile solution set. MK Chang, Aicent’s VP Product Marketing commented that “WiFi has become a key network access vehicle for business travellers and an important addition to 3G, be it for fast access while roaming or simply as a 3G offload mechanism. So, having access to wide coverage is imperative.”

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ 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 Aicent, Inc

Serving more than 2.5 billion mobile users around the world, Aicent, Inc. is a leading provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. To enable interoperability between Aicent customers and other networks, Aicent operates one of the world’s largest GPRS and 3G network eXchanges, connecting to over 150 operators, including nine of the world’s ten largest. Through extensive peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all GPRS/3G operators around the world. Aicent also operates integrated mobile messaging services, including one of the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging eXchanges, and offers other value-added services to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities.  Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Aicent has regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. For more information, visit www.aicent.com.

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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 UK WiFi coverage gets a significant boost

Posted by Trustive on September 22, 2011

Roam on Trustive WiFi when travelling in the UK!

Trustive’s WiFi software users can enjoy seamless access to more than 70,000 WiFi hotspots across the UK alone

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, announces a further expansion to its European footprint with the addition of a significant number of hotspots across the United Kingdom. This expansion brings Trustive’s total UK coverage to more than 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots, which are seamlessly accessible via Trustive’s WiFi software. This extensive coverage that is not only advantageous for frequent travellers based in or visiting the UK, but also for all those planning on visiting the UK during the 2012 London Olympics.

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).

In the UK, Trustive’s WiFi software users can enjoy seamless access to more than 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots, including 102 airport locations (London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Highlands and Islands, Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Newquay Cornwall, Cardiff, and Belfast City) and popular hotel chains such as Travelodge and Premier Inn.

All Trustive WiFi passes are valid across Trustive’s entire WiFi hotspot network of 300,000 premium hotspots and offer customers real control over their budgets, with secure online payments & usage monitoring. In addition, Trustive offers a range of free WiFi software (for Windows, Mac, Asus Eee PC and Android) to detect and connect to Trustive hotspots as well as a free secure web browser for customer’s additional peace of mind. 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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Trustive welcomes Sky Telecom Malta to its international network of premium WiFi hotspots

Posted by Trustive on July 11, 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 the Sky Telecom Malta. From this month, Trustive customers can roam across Sky Telecom Malta’s entire Ozone WiFi hotspot network, which is spread across the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino.

Trustive offers travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000 premium WiFi hotspots in 130 countries. This premium network includes 35,000 hotels, 38,500 bars & restaurants, 750 airports and thousands of other key locations all spread across Asia (118,000 hotspots), South America (2500 hotspots), Europe (90,000 hotspots) and beyond.

Sky Telecom Malta is a telecoms network operator providing specialist Wireless Broadband and Voice services to businesses in Malta. Sky now operates Ozone, Malta’s most widely spread WiFi hotspot network.

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 these new Ozone hotspots and look forward to working with the Sky Telecom Malta team over the coming years.”

Sky Telecom CEO, John Dougall commented on the new venture with Trustive. “We are very pleased to be working so closely with Trustive. We have made a substantial investment into our new Ozone WiFi network for Malta and we are confident that our relationship with Trustive will greatly extend the reach of this network. We will continue to grow our network and the relationship we have started with Trustive.”

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 220,000+ 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 Sky Telecom Malta / Ozone
Sky Telecom Ltd is a specialist Telecoms Operator in Malta. With several years of experience in IT and Telecommunications, Sky developed and now operates its own high speed Wireless Broadband infrastructure across the country. It’s most recent network roll-out ozone is a WiFi hotspot network, providing high speed mobile Internet access around Malta. Both have been a major success. For more information on Ozone in Malta, please visit www.ozonenetwork.com

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Trustive Relaunches Its MyHotspotter WiFi Software For Microsoft Windows 7 Devices

Posted by Trustive on May 12, 2011

Trustive's MyHotspotter WiFi software is now compatible with Windows 7!

Trustive's MyHotspotter for Windows

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, is very proud to be launching a new version of its MyHotspotter WiFi client (connection management software) for Windows, with improved Microsoft® Windows® 7 compatibility.

Originally launched in 2007, MyHotspotter for Windows as long been a preferred tool of Trustive customers, detecting and providing one-click access to Trustive’s international network of WiFi hotspots for laptops running Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™. This new version of MyHotspotter for Windows, which is still free to download from Trustive’s website (www.trustive.com), includes improved Microsoft® Windows® 7 32 bit and 64 bit support as well as enhanced WISPr connectivity and direct access to Trustive’s enhanced WiFi security feature; the latter being a secure web browser that provides additional peace of mind for Trustive customers whilst they surf the internet.

“Trustive’s strategy has long been that 3G data roaming services should be used as a “back up”, with travellers relying on WiFi whenever possible because it is cheaper, faster and easier than 3G” says Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director. “Demand for WiFi access continues to increase thanks to the growing popularity of an ever expanding range of WiFi enabled devices (from smartphones, tablets and laptop computers, to handheld gaming devices) and at Trustive we strive to make detecting and accessing our WiFi access services as easy as possible, regardless of the device a customer chooses.”

In addition to MyHotspotter for Windows, Trustive offers customers a range of free connection software in the form of MyHotspotter for Macbook and MyHotspotter for Asus Eee PC as well as a free app version – MyHotspotter for Android – that’s available via the Android market for Android smartphones and tablets. Trustive’s Easy WiFi, an iPhone / iPad / iPod app, is also available from the Apple App store for a small fee.

To download Trustive’s MyHotspotter or Windows – for FREE – please visit http://www.trustive.com/myhotspotter/windows/ and follow the on screen instructions

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Trustive Welcomes Spotcoffee’s Network of WiFi Hotspots to their International, Premium WiFi Hotspot Network

Posted by Trustive on October 19, 2010

Trustive, the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe and Asia, is very pleased to be able to confirm that they have extended their existing partnership with SpotCoffee, an innovative software development firm and French WiFi operator, thereby enabling Trustive customers to roam across SpotCoffee’s WiFi hotspot network. From today, Trustive’s community of frequent travellers will be able to use their international WiFi passes across 1600 SpotCoffee hotspots, located primarily in hotels, campsites, bars and restaurants in France and the French territories of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Trustive’s strategy has long been to provide seamless mobile internet access to travellers via a single click. Trustive’s WiFi network, which has undergone significant expansion in recent months, currently includes 180,000 WiFi hotspots in 130 countries (combining the hotspot locations of more than 100 leading WiFi operators into one unified network), making it not only No1 in Europe, but also No1 in Asia, and probably the leading international WiFi access provider as well. Trustive recently extended their service offering to include a combined mobile internet pass providing international WiFi and 3G data roaming access in order to provide their customers with even greater coverage and flexibility.

Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive commented “Hotels and campsites are the 2 most popular venue types amongst Trustive customers (accounting for 56% and 31% of all Trustive customer WiFi sessions and with average session lengths of 1h30 and 3h respectively) and we are thus very pleased to be able to welcome 1600 of the SpotCoffee locations to our premium international network. The ability to share photos, watch online videos and TV replays and keep in touch via Facebook, Twitter et al quickly, easily and with peace of mind thanks to Trustive’s low-cost service and no download quota policy is greatly appreciated by Trustive’s community of frequent and occasional travellers; we are therefore sure that our community will quickly begin to make the most of these new SpotCoffee venues.”

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