SOURCE: Devicescape

March 19, 2008 07:55 ET

WeRoam to Support Devicescape's Browserless Wi-Fi Access Solution to Businesses and Consumers Worldwide

Partnership Boosts Devicescape's Hotspot Access With WeRoam's Public Wireless LAN Network of More Than 35,000 Hotspots

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - WeRoam, a leading wholesale aggregator of Public WLAN Roaming, has partnered with Devicescape, a major provider of software access solutions for Wi-Fi roaming services. The two companies have signed an agreement which allows Devicescape's customers to automatically connect their wireless devices to WeRoam's open WLAN roaming platform covering hotspots in over 60 countries worldwide.

Oscar Derrer, CEO, Comfone, commented, "The increasing availability of Wi-Fi-enabled devices together with rising demand for easy methods to access information like advanced content and location-based services makes Devicescape's software a very attractive solution for consumers. Wi-Fi users also demand access to an international network. Since 2002, we at Comfone have been building up WeRoam's hotspot partnerships and can now offer Internet access at over 35,000 hotspots worldwide. As a result of our cooperation with Devicescape, users of Devicescape's software will benefit from WeRoam's global WLAN coverage, saving Devicescape the time and resources required in building up hotspot access."

"Devicescape is delighted that our members can now enjoy access to even more Wi-Fi hotspots through this agreement," said Dave Fraser, CEO, Devicescape. "We are dedicated to making Wi-Fi access from any device as seamless, secure and simple as possible wherever a user may be in the world. By adding WeRoam's extensive open WLAN roaming platform to the fast-growing number of Devicescape-enabled hotspots we greatly expand our Wi-Fi footprint for our customers."

About Comfone:

Comfone provides roaming services to over 300 operators in 125 countries worldwide. Its service portfolio includes signalling, data, clearing, hubbing and convergence services. WeRoam is a trademark of the Swiss company Comfone AG. WeRoam specialises in wholesale mobility management and roaming solutions for the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector. The patented open roaming platform connects nearly 60 WISPs and offers an aggregated footprint of more than 35,000 hotspots. Key solutions found in GSM technology have been adopted to make up the WeRoam service. This positions WeRoam as the only open roaming platform supporting username/password and SIM based authentication for WLAN Roaming. All solutions easily integrate with existing products of Internet, Enterprise, GSM and VoIP service providers. Learn more about Comfone and WeRoam at www.comfone.com & www.weroam.com.

About Devicescape:

Headquartered in San Bruno, California, the company is privately held and backed by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners, and JAFCO. To learn more, please visit www.devicescape.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact at Comfone
    Louise Ledsom
    Communications Manager
    Comfone
    Tel: +41 (0)31 341 1174
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    Contact for Devicescape
    Kathleen Shanahan
    PR Representative
    BOCA Communications
    Tel: 415-570-1405
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