High Speed Internet Rolled out to Europe’s Leading Hotels

4th Feb 2004

Tut Systems Inc. announced today that Isrighthere, Ltd. and COLT Telecom have deployed
their first 100Mbps ultra-broadband Internet access solution to the hotel
sector in Europe using Tut’s Expresso(R) line of broadband products. COLT
Telecom is a leading pan-European provider of business communication
services, and Isrighthere is one of Europe’s leading providers of managed
wire-line and wireless broadband solutions.

This deployment by COLT Telecom, Isrighthere and Tut Systems represents
the first stage of a program focused on enabling ultra-high speed
broadband Internet connectivity for business travelers in Europe.

The solution targets four and five-star hotels in more than 33 cities
across Europe currently served by COLT’s extensive fiber network and
Internet Solution Centers. Isrighthere, based in Berkshire, England, will
provide hotels with all of the installation, maintenance and support
services required to deliver high-speed Internet throughout their

The solution utilizes Tut Systems Expresso products to provide high-speed
access to guest rooms and conference rooms over the hotel’s existing phone
lines. The Expresso SMS/OCS, Tut’s hotel based subscriber management
system, will be used to manage access and billing across all wired and
wireless access points in the building.

“This partnership leverages the power of our metropolitan area networks
across 13 countries,” said Paul David, marketing director COLT Telecom
“Combined with Tut’s Expresso product family and Isrighthere’s services,
hoteliers now have access to the most flexible and comprehensive platform
for adding fixed and wireless ultra-high broadband access services to
their properties. We are convinced that business travelers will want
connectivity into their corporate network at much higher bandwidths than
are currently deployed.”


“We are pleased to be deploying Tut’s industry-leading Expresso broadband
platform,” said Alan Kennett, sales director of Isrighthere. “Our system
integration and support services will satisfy the needs of the premier
hotels across Europe who are delivering high-speed Internet access to
their guests, either as a hotel amenity or as a revenue-generating

“We are seeing major hotel chains across the world recognize that
high-speed Internet access is a key amenity to attract and retain business
travelers,” said Greg Ioffe, vice president and general manager, Private
Broadband Networks Business Unit, Tut Systems, Inc., “Isrighthere and COLT
Telecom help pull all the right elements together to create a solution
that can satisfy the hotels’ large scale needs for broadband services.”


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