Alex Puregger is COO and director of the board for Fon, Spain and is speaking at the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We speak to him about why in a mobile broadband world Fon’s wifi based business model is set to be more relevant then ever.
Operator group Deutsche Telekom is rolling out what it claims will be Germany’s largest ever wifi network. The offering will be launched in the summer of 2013.
Dutch incumbent operator KPN has announced a partnership with wifi network provider Fon that it says will give KPN customers access to more than 1,500 hotspots in the Netherlands and a further seven million worldwide.
The Portuguese cableco’s Executive Director Luis Lopes gives his thoughts on the growing importance of over-the-top (OTT) services to ZON Multimedia, and the business models he expects to support ubiquitous wifi.
Spanish wifi hotspot provider Fon talks to Telecoms.com about its growing footprint – the firm is now the largest wifi community in the world, with five million hotspots worldwide – and its prospects for further growth in the coming twelve months. Fon’s head of sales, Carlos Gomez, also explains how the firm’s new EAB-enabled router promises to make wifi “as easy to use as cellular networks”.
Incumbent fixed line carrier BT said Thursday it is halfway towards its goal of building a million strong wifi hotspot network in the UK.
Do-it-yourself global wifi network Fon has recently passed the 1 million member milestone, the company said this week. The open wifi champion, which was established in Spain, said it now has more than 400,000 registered Fon hotspots in over 150 countries. The concept behind Fon is based on the idea that anybody with a broadband [...]
Open wifi champion, Fon, said late last week that it has signed a deal to expand into Russia through a partnership with fixed line operator Comstar. The Fon network consists of approximately 230,000 wifi hot spots around the world, and is expanded every time a subscriber attaches a La Fonera wireless router to their broadband [...]
Spanish open wifi network Fon received a major seal of approval from the operator community on Thursday as UK incumbent BT joined forces with the maverick firm. By partnering with Fon, BT brings a further 3 million broadband subscribers to join Fon’s existing user base of 500,000. Anyone joining BT Fon will be able to [...]
Wifi hotspot operator Boingo Wireless said Friday it has signed a roaming deal with the FON network, which will take the service provider’s accessible hotspot base to almost 200,000 locations. FON, the Madrid-based hotspot operator will provide access to an additional 130,000 hot spot locations provided by businesses and individuals who add their own hotspots [...]
Open wifi champion, Fon, said Monday that it had struck a deal with US cable broadband provider, Time Warner, to allow subscribers to access growing wifi network. The partnership specifically allows Time Warner Cable subscribers to become Fon community members and create Fon access points via their home or business broadband connection. Spanish-based Fon said [...]
Fon, the open wifi maverick from Spain, said Thursday that it has raised an additional Eur10m (£6.8m) from both current and new strategic investors. On his blog, Martin Varsavsky, FON’s founder and CEO, said the money adds to the total of around $35m raised since the company launched last year. Fon received Eur18m in financing [...]
British incumbent BT, is reported to be in talks with Spanish maverick, FON which promotes users sharing access to their home wifi networks. In the past, BT has said it would not allow FON users to link with BT wifi customers because it broke the company’s terms and conditions on sharing connections. If a deal [...]