TeliaSonera in Denmark ready with hotspots in Denmark

Following the acquisition of YesIHotspot’s wireless infrastructure at the beginning of 2006, TeliaSonera in Denmark is now ready to launch its HomeRun product – 180 hotspots in Denmark and about 1000 throughout the Nordic region. The product will be sold using scratch cards, online payment and SMS

A hotspot is a wireless broadband access point based on Wi-Fi covering a given geographical area, and assuring Internet access while you are sitting in a café, at the airport or in a hotel.

”Since the acquisition of YesIHotspot we have been working hard to expand the infrastructure and as a result our HomeRun hotspot solution is now ready for launch in Denmark,” explains TeliaSonera in Denmark’s vice-president for business development Peter Bredgaard. ”HomeRun is an excellent solution for those wishing to work away from the office, check their e-mails and calendar while at their holiday retreats, or maybe send photos to family, friends and colleagues.”

Access to the new hotspots can be purchased in various ways, including a 24-hour scratch card available from TeliaSonera in Denmark’s own stores or by paying online with a credit card or via SMS. For instance, 60 minutes’ worth of access costs only DKK 50 if you pay online with your credit card. You can also buy 20 minutes’ worth of access for DKK 20 via SMS. HomeRun can be used by everyone – including users who are not TeliaSonera in Denmark customers.

The list of hotspots includes 7-Eleven outlets, Fona shops and a great many cafés, hotels, restaurants and campsites. Since January the list has been expanded with TeliaSonera in Denmark’s own stores.

”We will continue to expand and upgrade the infrastructure in order to meet customer requirements. For instance, the 50 biggest sites will be upgraded to a faster connection and we will constantly be looking at the need to find new hotspots,” adds Peter Bredgaard, emphasising that the launch of HomeRun on the Danish market is an important step in TeliaSonera in Denmark’s vision to head the transition from fixed-line to mobile and broadband based solutions.

With the launch of HomeRun in Denmark, TeliaSonera is consolidating its position as the biggest Nordic hotspots provider, with about 1,000 hotspots throughout the Nordic region. TeliaSonera also has roaming agreements with about 30,000 hotspot providers worldwide.