Tus Mobil launches hosting service; ISP, mobile services to follow in 1H

9 Jan 2007

Slovenian start-up cellco Tus Mobile has introduced its first service, internet server hosting, and plans to launch internet access and mobile telephony services over its own network in the first half of 2007, the company said in a press release yesterday. The company’s director Marko Fujs said the market for server hosting is underserved and that demand has already exceeded expectations. He added that Tus would try to achieve ‘good’ mobile network coverage before it launches commercial services, and will achieve national coverage by roaming over the GSM network of market leader Mobitel. Tus Mobile, part of the Engrotus retail group, gained its mobile licence when US-based Western Wireless International (Vega) shut down its network at the end of May 2006 after failing to gain a significant foothold in the almost saturated market. In November 2006 Engrotus’ owner Mirko Tus bought Slovenian alternative telco Voljatel, which offers ADSL internet access, VoIP telephony and MVNO services (over Mobitel’s network, under the Izimobil brand).