18 November 2003
Headquartered in Geneva, Swisscom Eurospot Ltd is a leading provider of broadband Internet access for business travellers in Europe. The company also installs and operates local WLAN networks (Wireless Local Area Networks) at locations frequented by business travellers. The Swisscom Eurospot network already comprises over 1'300 locations throughout Europe. In Germany alone this includes over 400 hotels ranging from leading chains such as Hilton, nH Hoteles, Holiday Inn, Mövenpick, Lindner, Kempinski, Steigenberger and Sol Melia Tryp to smaller private hotels such as Louis C. Jacob, Parkhotel Bremen and Allgäu Sonne, as well as airports such as Berlin-Tegel and Munich. Guests at these locations benefit from an optimal working environment when travelling thanks to WLAN-based high-speed Internet access. WLAN is many times faster and more cost-effective than conventional methods of mobile data transmission. Business customers, conference organisers and other frequent travellers receive WLAN access to all connected locations by means of a single access code from Swisscom Eurospot.
Swisscom Eurospot is a subsidiary of Swisscom and is headquartered in Geneva, with branch offices in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy. Swisscom posted revenues of CHF 14.5 billion in 2002 and has some 20'000 employees.
Further information may be found at www.swisscom-eurospot.com
Headquartered in Stuttgart, debitel AG is one of the largest telecom companies in Europe and currently has over 10.3 million mobile, fixed-line and Internet customers. The company, which posted revenues of some 2.8 billion euros in 2002, employs around 3'300 staff in Europe, of which some 1'900 are in Germany. debitel AG has been a listed company since the end of March 1999 and is headed by Chairman of the Board of Management Peter Wagner. The phone company is one of the leading providers of mobile, fixed-line and Internet convergence products and is active in Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Slovenia. debitel holds a 100% stake in MIDRAY, the full service provider of mobile information and communications solutions for business customers, and also holds stakes in the Jamba! mobile Internet portal and Dangaard Telecom A/S, one of Europe's largest buyers and distributors of mobile devices and associated logistics services. The company is present at over 7'000 points of sale in Europe as well as the following outlets in Germany: debitel center, debitel mobile center, Media Markt, Saturn, Flachsmann, Daimler-Chrysler branches, authorised garages and showrooms, smart Center, Ringfoto, PHOTO PORST, CHRIS KEIM.COM, debitel plus C, debitel technical service center, Selectric, METRO, Kaufhof, real, Extra, EP:ElectronicPartner, MediMax, comTeam, SP:ServicePartner, profi electronic, select, all debitel premium contract partners, RUEFACH Masters, BOSCH Services, BMW, selected sales partners of the BMW Group and all other debitel sales partners.