Swisscom Eurospot See 200% Increase in Daily Internet Connections

16th Mar 2005

Swisscom Eurospot has announced that guests at its’ 2,000
hotel partners across Europe are on average making 6,000 secure
corporate network and Internet connections a day. This represents,
compared to last year, a daily connection growth increase of 200%.In 2004, Swisscom Eurospot strengthened its market presence, and
extended its room coverage to 170,000. Moreover, it extended its
service portfolio into providing customised conference and meeting
services as well as self-service workstations with high-speed
connectivity and printing facilities for guests and clients of its
partner hotels.

Today Swisscom Eurospot has connected more than
170,000 guestrooms and enabled more than 2,000 properties in 12
European countries with secure high-speed Internet access. This is
almost triple the number which the company recorded one year ago. The
company has also partnered with another 750 hotels, which will become
online in the coming months.

This market growth can be attributed to two key factors which have
evolved over the past year: business people have become increasingly
familiar with WLAN technology outside the office, resulting in an
increased market penetration and widespread proliferation of
wireless-enabled laptops. Secondly, laptop prices have decreased. As a
result, business people travel more and more with their laptops in
order to significantly improve their productivity when on the move.

Frédéric Gastaldo, CEO of Swisscom Eurospot says: “We aim to provide a
complete portfolio of secure and high-quality services to our hotel
partners and ensure improved quality consistently in order to
progressively meet our hotel partners’ and ultimately their guests’
and clients’ expectations.”


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