Comfone’s WeRoam hub adds over 35’000 hotspots to Whisher’s WiFi software service

Partnership enhances Whisher’s commercial network with WeRoam’s international presence
(PresseBox) (Bern, ) Comfone’s WeRoam hub adds over 35’000 hotspots to Whisher’s WiFi software service

Partnership enhances Whisher’s commercial network with WeRoam’s international presence

Bern, Switzerland & Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2008 – Comfone, a leading wholesale hub of Public WLAN and GSM roaming, has won Whisher as customer of its open WLAN roaming service. Whisher, a WiFi access service provider, enables users to achieve seamless connectivity across shared and commercial hotspots. The two companies have signed an agreement which allows the users of Whisher’s leading software application to access WeRoam’s established network of hotspots covering over 60 countries worldwide. Whisher’s users will benefit from access to all these hotspots, without monthly subscription or minimum connection time. The agreement complements Whisher’s 100’000 residential hotspots shared by the end users through the Whisher application.

Oscar Derrer, CEO Comfone, commented, “Whisher’s business concept is very exciting and has the potential to create a huge international user base. By adding WeRoam’s network of 35’000 aggregated hotspots to their offer we are happy to have supported Whisher in its goal of achieving a global WiFi network.”

David Douek, Head of Business Development Whisher, added, “WiFi users are tired of encountering different connecting experiences and products at every hotspot. Comfone’s large base of contracted wireless ISPs helped us to quickly increase our commercial hotspot coverage which, together with Whisher’s shared hotspots, allows us to offer a unique user experience through commercial hotspots in airports, hotels, etc., or residential shared hotspots.”

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 Wireless IP telecommunications.
The patented open roaming platform connects nearly 60 WISPs and offers an aggregated footprint of more than 35’000 hotspots. WeRoam is 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 its WeRoam services at www.comfone.com & www.weroam.com.

About Whisher:
Whisher offers seamless access to more than 60’000 commercial hotspots and 100’000 shared hotspots around the world. A single credit, WiFi Out allows users to connect “by the minute” and without subscription. Whisher’s unique software plug-in solution for Windows, Mac and Nokia phones facilitates a single click access directly through the native WiFi manager of the operating system.
Its patented technology for WiFi sharing allows the creation of the biggest WiFi hotspot community around the world. Learn more about Whisher services at www.whisher.com

Contact at Comfone
Louise Ledsom
Communications Manager, Comfone
Tel: +41 (0)31 341 1174
Email: Louise.Ledsom@comfone.com

Contact for Whisher
David Douek
Head of Business Development
Tel: +34 687957771
Email: mailto:david@whisher.com

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Comfone AG
Nussbaumstrasse 4
CH-3000 Bern
Louise Ledsom
Communications Manager
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