Madrid, Spain, February 08, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- - The company has signed a strategic agreement with Win, ICT services integrator
- This agreement will allow GOWEX expand its sustainable Wi-Fi model in over 200 cities in Belgium in the coming years
- Win presents this Friday its "Wi-Fi Urban Hotspot" (WUH), a free connectivity solution for public networks, which will be managed by GOWEX Proprietary Platforms
- Seraing, with a population of over 60,000, is the first Belgian city to receive WUH connection service
GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Alternext), leader in creating WiFi Smart Cities (Wireless Smart Cities®) and WiFi Intelligent Transports, has signed an agreement with the Belgian company Win, operator and integrator of ICT services. This strategic alliance will allow GOWEX expand its sustainable Wi-Fi model in more than 200 Belgian cities in the years to come.
Win belongs to the Belgian industrial group Tecteo, subsidiary of Voo, the main telecom operator (triple play) in Wallonia and Brussels.
"WiFi Urban Hotspot"
To promote intelligent services in cities, Win, in partnership with Cisco and GOWEX, has developed an innovative solution for connectivity: "WUH" (Wi-Fi Urban Hotspot), which allows citizens to connect to free Wi-Fi urban areas. The WUH connection service will be managed and self-financed through GOWEX Proprietary Platforms – Geo localized Advertising and Roaming- and through revenues generated by users who subscribe to the Premium service Connection.
"In the development of Wi-Fi Urban Hotspot service, GOWEX brought his experience in creating intelligent Wi-Fi networks. Based on a model of sustainable and profitable business for all stakeholders of the city, GOWEX has already led projects in cities as large as Paris, Dubai, Dublin, Madrid and Marseille," said Jenaro Garcia, CEO GOWEX.
Seraing, pioneer city in Wi-Fi
Seraing, located in the province of Liege, with more than 60,000 inhabitants will be the first Belgian city equipped and will test the WUH connection service, which will be gradually expanded in major cities in Wallonia and Brussels.
Presentation at the “Salon des Mandataires”
The Wi-Fi Urban Hotspot (WUH solution) will be presented next February 7 and 8, as part of the event "Salon des Mandataires" which takes place in the city of Namur (Wierde). The main representatives of the public sector in Wallonia, as well as leading companies in the development of innovative solutions for the effective management of cities will be present at this event.
About GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Alternext)
GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Euronext) has operated in the telecommunications sector for 13 years. It is currently leading the creation of "Wi-Fi Cities," which offers free and premium Wi-Fi connectivity on the street and in means of public transportation. The company is now exporting its innovative business models to many cities in Europe, South America, Asia, and emerging countries.
In 2010, it became the first and only Spanish SMB to make a "dual listing," publicly traded in MAB (GOW) and NYSE-Euronext (ALGOW). The company's total revenue amounted to €66.7 million in 2011, and for the first half of 2012, it was €41 million (60% over the same period on 2011. On December 2012, GOWEX subscribed a €18 million capital, adding 1,528,404 new common shares to the market.
With offices in Madrid, Burgos, Buenos Aires, London, San José (Costa Rica), Paris, and Shanghai, GOWEX develops a sustainable business model in its Wi-Fi networks, based on the efficient and technical quality of their patented platforms: the Roaming Platform, which allows users to connect freely in all the cities, and the Geo localization Content and Advertisement Platform, which provides financing business through marketing and advertisement agreements.
In 2011, GOWEX joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance and received a prize for the “Best Web Company” on Internet Day.
In February 2012, Jenaro Garcia GOWEX CEO received the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by Ernst & Young in the category of "Innovation”.