10 April 2006
Both companies bring strong relationships with major international hotel chains, as well as strategic corporate clientele. These complementary assets allow Swisscom Eurospot to further strengthen its service portfolio and to leverage Core's customer base. Core will benefit from Swisscom Eurospot's experience providing HSIA services to 188'000 hotel guestrooms, from its multi-lingual technical support, and its broad IT knowledge and resources.
The acquisition of Core offers corporate customers and hotel chains a complete services portfolio for the provision of high-speed Internet-based services, through a strong integrated partner.
Core Communications Corporation was founded in 1999, is headquartered in Northern Virginia (USA) and employs 75 people. Core Communications provides Internet and complex networking services to group meetings and corporate events and acts as a technology partner to hospitality and convention facilities in North America.
Swisscom Eurospot is a leading European provider of high-speed Internet-based services to the hospitality industry and partners with 2'270 hotels in Europe. The company provides wired and wireless High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) in hotel rooms, Business Center solutions (Self service PC and printing facilities) for business travelers and leisure guests and Internet solutions for conferences. Swisscom Eurospot holds relationships with major international hotel chains such as Hilton, NH, Intercontinental, Best Western, Holiday Inn and Marriott among others. Swisscom Eurospot is headquartered in Geneva, employs 100 people and is a subsidiary of Swisscom AG, Switzerland's largest telecommunications service provider.