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Lumison Launch Global Wi-Fi Roaming

Posted: 18th Aug, 2004 By: MarkJ
UK ISP Lumison has announced the launch of their new Wi-Fi global roaming service, which allows customers to access the Internet from over 10,000 hotspots around the globe:

Lumison opens up Internet and corporate communications with new Wi-Fi global roaming service

In answer to the demands of a workforce increasingly on the move, Lumison, one of the UK's leading Internet Service Providers, has launched a new Wi-Fi roaming service through its partnership with the global roaming company iPass. This service allows Lumison customers to access the Internet from over 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and Ethernet broadband locations across the globe.

For added convenience, the new service is billed directly to Lumison eliminating the need for a credit card or cash payment when on the road or at the access points.

Aydin Kurt-Elli, CEO of Lumison explained: "The development of Wi-Fi hotspots has fuelled the growth in mobile working but also caused a logistical nightmare for businesses trying to keep track of their expenses. To save time, and simplify accounting procedures, our new global Wi-Fi roaming service cuts out credit card or cash payments for Wi-Fi use, with costs conveniently billed directly via Lumison to our customers. Expenses can then be tracked via one system, rather than through dozens of separate payments."

Lumison's new Wi-Fi access service can also reduce Internet access costs. The majority of carriers package Wi-Fi access on a monthly subscription basis, charged at standard retail prices, for instance BT's Open Zone service can cost up to £60 a month per individual. Lumison has done away with such subscriptions, offering Wi-Fi access on a pay-as-you-go basis, ensuring employees only pay for what they use, and all on a reduced business tariff.

The service also provides unrivalled global coverage, across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.

Kurt-Elli comments: "While BT is focused on the UK and US markets, we have recognised the need for more extensive coverage for global internet access, especially in Asia and Australasia. It is our aim to break down communication barriers, enabling our users to log on irrespective of their location, and with minimum hassle."

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