Agreements with The Cloud(TM), Monzoon Networks and PicoPoint to Increase Wi-Fi Network by More than 6,000 Access Locations in Europe Over Next 12 Months
MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GRIC Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIC), a leading provider of secure enterprise remote access solutions, announced today it has signed agreements with three major Wi-Fi
service providers, immediately adding more than 2,200 live Wi-Fi access
locations in five European countries and South Africa to the GRIC TierOne
The agreements mean that GRIC users be able to use high-speed
Wi-Fi connections to increase their productivity by connecting to their
corporate networks and working as easily and conveniently as if they were in
their own offices.
Collectively, the agreements with The Cloud(TM), Monzoon Networks and
PicoPoint add Wi-Fi access locations in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, the
Netherlands, Luxembourg, and South Africa -- many in places important to
business travelers such as airports, railway stations, hotels and convention
centers. All three networks have announced plans to expand over the next
12 months, adding as many as 6,000 additional locations.
These new Wi-Fi access locations will be added to the GRIC TierOne
Network(TM) which already has more than 3,000 active Wi-Fi and Ethernet access
locations in 20 countries, in addition to more than 35,000 dial-up locations
in 150 countries. GRIC has signed agreements with 48 Wi-Fi service providers
in 32 countries, and is rapidly bringing additional Wi-Fi access locations
on-line around the globe.
Our relationships with The Cloud(TM), Monzoon Networks and PicoPoint adds
real value for GRIC MobileOffice enterprise customers, who will be able to
connect securely to their corporate networks from key business locations
throughout Europe by simply using the GRIC client and a Wi-Fi enabled laptop
or other device," said Bharat Dave, President and Chief Executive Officer of
GRIC Communications. "Our agreement with these three leading Wi-Fi service
providers is a major step in making Wi-Fi access as ubiquitous as dial-up
access for mobile workers."
The growth of the European Wi-Fi market has lagged behind the U.S. and
Asia but companies like The Cloud(TM), Monzoon Networks and PicoPoint have
recently given the market fresh impetus. "GRIC is taking a leadership role in
moving rapidly to tie together these new networks and delivering a seamless
offering to the marketplace," said Kshitij Moghe, Mobile Communications
Program Leader for Frost & Sullivan.
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Posted on Tuesday, 28 October 2003 by admin