Glocalzone to launch nationwide by March

13 Oct 2006

Swedish broadband provider Glocalnet is set to expand its ‘Glocalzone’ outdoor wireless internet access network to the country’s twenty largest towns by March 2007. Glocalnet, a subsidiary of Norway’s Telenor, says it will provide the service free of charge for its customers, whilst for non-subscribers prices will range from SEK19 (USD2.6) per hour to SEK59 for a full week. Glocalzone underwent a trial period this summer in Linköping, Norrköping and Nyköping, providing encrypted wireless data speeds of up to 1Mbps. ‘With Glocalzone you can sit at a café, on a square or in the park and surf the internet. Previously this was too expensive for individuals. We want everyone to be able to afford a wireless connection," said Glocalnet’s CEO Martin Tiveus in a press release.