Lattelekom gets new WLAN partner

7 Oct 2004

Lattelekom has signed an international Wi-Fi roaming agreement with the Deutsche Telekom unit T-Systems. The deal covers around 500 hotspots across Europe, including 300 Agip petrol stations in Germany and 80 locations in Portugal. The Latvian operator has already inked roaming agreements with TeliaSonera in Finland and is finalising a deal with the same company in Sweden. It is also linking up with Elion in Estonia and eventually plans to offer its Wi-Fi customers access to hotspots in at least 30 countries worldwide, including the US, the UK and Russia.

Lattelekom charges its hotspot users a monthly fee of LVL2.95 with usage on its own network costing LVL0.009 per minute. Access to the hotspots covered by the T-Systems deal will cost LVL0.0667 per minute, while other roaming partners are free to set their own usage charges. Lattelekom has installed over 100 hotspots across Latvia and roaming deals give its high speed wireless customers internet access at more than 1,000 locations across Europe.