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Swisscom further develops its European Public Wireless LAN Service for Businesses

23 April 2003

Through this acquisition of about 55 hotspots, of which 10 are active, the number of contracted hotspots for the Netherlands has come to 69. Hotel chains like, Bilderberg, , Hilton and Scandic hotels, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Accor Group, Best Western, Mövenpick and some independent hotels are currently providing, or in the process of offering Swisscom Eurospot's Public Wireless LAN Services to their customers. Swisscom Eurospot is also available at Eindhoven airport and will soon be available at the regional airports Rotterdam and Maastricht.

The company now holds over 500 hotspots contracts in UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Spain. Together with the about 400 hotspots of our roaming partners, Swisscom Eurospot will offer services at over 900 hotspots. Aervik is based in Amsterdam and was founded in September 2001.

"Our business model is to provide business travellers directly and indirectly with reliable and competitively priced public broadband Internet access in locations away from their office or home," explains Frédéric Gastaldo, CEO of Swisscom Eurospot. "We aim to have, including this acquisition, the largest cross-border WLAN network in Europe."

Geneva, 23. April 2003


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern