FON and Devicescape Collaborate to Provide Easy WiFi Connectivity
(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN BRUNO, CA and MADRID, SPAIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/27/10 -- Devicescape and FON Wireless Ltd. (FON), two WiFi technology innovators, today announced a partnership to ensure easy WiFi connections everywhere and with any device.
During the first phase of the partnership, Devicescape is giving FON users free access to all Devicescape Easy WiFi clients. In the next phase Devicescape will deliver a unique FON branded Easy WiFi application designed to give Nokia smartphone users hassle-free access to WiFi. The FON Easy WiFi application will allow its customers to connect automatically to the more than half a million hotspots in the FON WiFi network without the inconvenience of entering user IDs and passwords in a browser.
With this agreement, FON and Devicescape join forces to ensure the best possible WiFi experience for FON users. FON will launch the FON Easy WiFi application in Germany together with its partner, mobile operator E-Plus.
With more than 20 million subscribers, E-Plus is one of Germany's leading mobile operators and smartphone distributors. FON remains unique in that it is the largest WiFi community in the world and it offers its customers free WiFi access at FON hotspots across the globe.
"WiFi has not only shown it's here to stay in the world of laptop, consumer device and enterprise connectivity, but it is proving itself vital for mobile platforms as well," said Martin Varsavsky, FON CEO. "Naturally people will want to connect seamlessly to WiFi, no matter the device, and we are happy to partner with Devicescape to develop this together." "Over the years, Devicescape has stayed focused on its goal to deliver simple, seamless and secure WiFi connectivity to our customers worldwide," said Dave Fraser, Devicescape CEO. "We are excited to work with yet another trailblazer in the wireless world, and we look forward to helping FON customers achieve one-click WiFi connectivity." FON customers interested in downloading Easy WiFi or individuals interested in joining FON should visit www.fon.com.
Device manufacturers and service providers looking to deliver Easy WiFi should contact [email protected]
About Devicescape Devicescape is the leader in Easy WiFi. The company has worked with device manufacturers and service providers since its inception and has hundreds of design wins in the best WiFi products. Easy WiFi allows for the creation of superior products which are powerful, yet easy to use and compatible with a global network market.
Headquartered in San Bruno, California, the company is privately held and backed by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners, and JAFCO. To learn more, please visit http://www.devicescape.com.
About FON FON started the free WiFi revolution in 2006 with the first Fonera WiFi router and the goal of free, ubiquitous WiFi for everyone. Today, FON has the most innovative WiFi router in the world, the Fonera 2.0n, the largest WiFi community in the world with more than 1 million hotspots and over 1.8 million registered members, and a growing list of Telco partners who add FON functionality to their broadband routers. Google, eBay, British Telecom, Index Ventures, Coral Group and Sequoia Capital are investors in FON. To learn more, please visit http://www.fon.com.
Devicescape is a trademark of Devicescape Software, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.
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