TeliaSonera has signed a roaming agreement for wireless fidelity broadband (WiFi) with Orange - the largest WiFi provider in France. The company offers WiFi at over 1,000 locations, called hotspots, in France. This is another step on TeliaSonera's path as the leader within WiFi roaming with the largest number of roaming agreements in Europe
The agreement with Orange in France means that TeliaSonera´s HomeRun customers in Finland and Sweden now have access to mobile broadband connections at over 3 000 locations in Europe in addition to the 450 Swedish and 250 Finnish hotspots. The roaming cooperation complies with the GSM Association's WLAN Roaming Guidelines, IR.61.
TeliaSonera Sweden and Finland already have roaming agreements for WiFi with several leading hotspot operators. Today, TeliaSonera´s HomeRun customers has access to 3 500 hot spots including roaming agreements in 16 countries. The company continues to unify the roaming agreements of the Profit Centres with the aim of providing equal roaming opportunities for all HomeRun customers. The two-way roaming agreements mean that also the other operators' customers can use HomeRun hotspots in Sweden and Finland to connect to their own operator's network.
With HomeRun, business travelers and other mobile users can connect to the Internet or their own company's intranet when they are on the move. HomeRun is available at airports, hotels, conference and sports facilities, restaurants, cafes and offices.