WeRoam and MTT are launching international WLAN roaming service to Russian subscribers

(PresseBox) (Bern, ) January 22, 2008 – Moscow, Russia and Bern, Switzerland. ОJSC “Multiregional TransitTelecom” (МТТ), an international and domestic long-distance telecommunications operator in Russia, and WeRoam, a leading worldwide WLAN roaming provider, have entered into a cooperation to launch international WLAN roaming service to Russian service providers and their subscribers.

At the first stage, after a successful period of service testing at the end of 2007, МТТ and WeRoam have implemented outbound roaming, to provide Russian Wi-Fi users with access to WeRoam’s aggregated global hotspot network. The world wide WeRoam footprint spans over 35’000 Wi-Fi hotspots from 54 network operators in 62 countries.

To connect to a WeRoam partner network, Russian subscribers can use their existing login and password, received from their ‘home’ Wi-Fi service provider. It is expected that the number of Russian Wi-Fi operators to join this project will increase in 2008.
«МТТ is performing a unique project for Russia, that opens new possibilities for Russian Wi-Fi operators in providing modern and hi-technology services for their subscribers,” – commented Igor Zabolotny, MTT acting General Director.

“The number of Russian travelers visiting foreign countries is constantly growing. WeRoam is very happy to have won MTT as a partner and to provide worldwide broadband access to their customers”, said Toni Stadelmann, Vice Chairman of Comfone.

WeRoam is a trademark of Swiss company Comfone AG.
Comfone provides roaming services to over 300 operators in 125 countries worldwide. Its services portfolio includes signalling, data, clearing, hubbing and convergence services. WeRoam specialises in wholesale mobility management and roaming solutions for the fixed and mobile telecommunications sector. Its patented open roaming platform connects to 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 WeRoam at www.weroam.com

OJSC Multiregional TransitTelecom is a long-distance and international telecommunication operator. The company was set up in 1994 with a mission to establish co-operation between communication operators. MTT offers telecom services and provides efficient co-operation organization to more than 300 mobile operators and 100 PSTN operators in Russia as well as their co-operation with 50 foreign operators, signaling co-operation – with more than 300 operators. In 2005, the company obtained Rossvyaznadzor (the Federal Service for Communication Supervision) License No32042 for long-distance and international communication services to end-users in the entire Russia. The services are based on the nationwide multiservice network with its presence in every Russian region

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