T-Mobile takes over ViaWia

T-Mobile takes over the Dutch ViaWia. ViaWia operates its own network of WiFi hotspots. At the end of 2004, T-Mobile expects to have more than 200 WiFi hotspots in the Netherlands. With this, T-Mobile opens the attack on KPN that HubHop also has its own WiFi hotspots. With ViaWia, computer users can access a fast mobile data connection at so-called WiFi hotspots

T-Mobile takes over the Dutch ViaWia. ViaWia operates its own network of WiFi hotspots. At the end of 2004, T-Mobile expects to have more than 200 WiFi hotspots in the Netherlands. With this, T-Mobile opens the attack on KPN that HubHop also has its own WiFi hotspots.

With ViaWia, computer users can access a fast mobile data connection at so-called WiFi hotspots. They can use mobile internet, send and receive e-mail and, if necessary, have direct access to their company network.
According to Niek Jan van Damme, director of T-Mobile in the Netherlands, the German telecom company wants to play a leading role in the area of ​​WiFi in the Netherlands. The company plans to introduce an integrated offer of GPRS, WiFi and UMTS services by the end of 2004. Customers of T-Mobile would therefore always have access to a network and they would not have to change applications.
The WiFi hotspots of T-Mobile offer customers the possibility to use mobile multimedia services in places that are convenient, such as hotels, roadside restaurants, stations, airports or exhibition and congress buildings. With the acquisition of ViaWia, T-Mobile is expanding its network further. The telecom company wants to further expand its own WiFi network by entering into new partnerships. The ViaWia hotspots will be available as a T-Mobile hotspot in the course of this year.