Trustive and Aicent partner to offer Trustive customers extended WiFi coverage at premium locations in the Asia-Pacific region
Trustive, Europe’s No1 WiFi internet access provider and a leading provider of international mobile broadband internet services, is very pleased to be able to announce a new partnership with Aicent Inc, a leading provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. In a first instance, this bilateral partnership will give Trustive customers access to a number of important WiFi networks, including a network of 70,000 WiFi hotspots in China and Narita International Airport (Japan).
Narita Airport is Japan’s second largest airport, with an average of 84,000 international passengers per day in 20091 and this year it comes in at number 28 in the list of busiest airports in the world2. Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive said “Trustive is very pleased to be able to offer its customers, most of whom are frequent travellers, seamless, low-cost WiFi access at this premium location. Narita Airport is an important addition to Trustive’s Asian footprint, which along with this significant addition to our Chinese coverage and our recent network expansion in Australasia last month, all combine to reinforce Trustive’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region and our role as a truly global WiFi access provider.”
“As a leading provider of mobile data solutions and interworking solutions for over 150 mobile operator customers globally, WiFi roaming is a very important component of Aicent’s mobile solution set. WiFi has become especially critical to mobile operators as a data offloading and affordable roaming strategy. ”, said Lynn Liu, President & CEO Aicent Inc. “We are pleased to welcome Trustive into our carrier class WiFi network, spanning the Asia-Pacific region including tier 1 operators in countries like China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Macau and USA .”
Trustive customers can access these new premium locations effective immediately. For more information regarding Trustive’s entire network of 140,000 WiFi hotspots in 110+ countries, please consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot directory: www.trustive.com/hotspots/
Trustive is Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, giving travellers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of 70+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of more than 140,000 hotspots and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi clients for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). From May 2010, Trustive also offers travellers the flexibility of a mobile broadband internet service that combines the benefits of WiFi with international 3G data roaming coverage. Please visit www.trustive.com for more information.
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.net.
1 according to Narita International Airport Corporation’s traffic report (http://www.naa.jp/en/traffic/pdf/statistics1978-2009.pdf)
2 according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_busiest_airports_by_passenger_traffic)