Wayport Announces Wi-Fi Roaming Relationship

Wayport
today announced that they have formed a
strategic
Wi-Fi roaming relationship. This agreement will enable AT&T Wireless
customers to roam onto Wayport`s neutral-host high-speed Wi-Fi wireless
network at airports and hotels.
   
   
AT&T Wireless will integrate Wayport-enabled locations into its Go
Port(SM) Wi-Fi data services and will sell the service through AT&T
Wireless`
large-enterprise sales force and extensive distribution network of online
and
storefront properties.  When AT&T wireless customers roam onto the Wayport
network, the connection screen of their notebook computer will be branded
AT&T
Wireless that is “Powered by Wayport.”
“For today`s mobile professionals, staying connected to the office
isn`t a
nicety - it`s a necessity,” said Valerie Kahn, senior vice president of
AT&T
Wireless Mobile Multimedia Services.  “Thanks to GoPort and our
relationship
with Wayport, customers will be able to maintain continuous connections
with
their critical office information while they`re on the move.”
   
Wayport will provide Wi-Fi access to AT&T Wireless customers in
Wayport-
enabled hotel common areas, as well as airport terminals and gates.  As
Wayport continues its aggressive network expansion efforts in these areas,
such as the recent announcement of Wayport providing Wi-Fi service in
Oakland
International Airport, AT&T Wireless customers will be able use the
service at
these additional locations.  Wayport`s current and future hotel and
airport
partners will benefit from the additional customers AT&T Wireless will
drive
into their locations providing the opportunity for increased occupancy and
revenue.
 
“AT&T Wireless joins our growing list of strategic roaming partners,
and
this agreement is a significant milestone for the Wi-Fi industry,” said
Dave
Vucina, CEO for Wayport.  “This reconfirms the commitment we have made to
our
neutral-host strategy by opening up our network to key industry players to
continually foster the adoption of Wi-Fi, and in turn drive the maximum
number
of customers to Wayport-enabled locations.”
   
Wayport continues to be a driving force in the Wi-Fi industry,
particularly in the development of strategic roaming agreements.  In
addition
to AT&T Wireless, Wayport`s roaming partners include Boingo, iPass and
GRIC.

Related stories on ITN:

(17/10/2002) Wayport to Open Two Laptop Lane Airport Business Centers

(08/08/2002) Wayport Connects One Million Customers

(07/06/2002) Boingo Wireless and Wayport to Promote Wi-Fi Adoption

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