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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 2005/07/18 - The Cloud is a key component in the UK and Sweden of Skype’s global roll-out of the new ‘Skype Zones’ beta service, which enables Skype calls and access to its rich features via WiFi for low rates at thousands of hotspots across the world..
Skype™ Partners with The Cloud™ to Offer Affordable Mobile Voice over Wi-Fi on Major High Streets.
As part of a special initiative only available through this partnership, Skype users are automatically connected to Skype as soon as they turn on their Wi-Fi enabled device in a Cloud hotspot. Allowing users to instant message for free over Skype, without needing to log on to Skype Zones, further enhancing a truly mobile experience and adding another dimension to Skype over WiFi.
Skype Zones will be available in the Cloud’s 6,000 hotspots in the UK and Sweden, ensuring that Skype’s more than 45 million users will always have a hotspot nearby. The Cloud’s network has broad geographic reach in a wide variety of location types, with more than 300 locations in London alone. Skype users on the move will find convenient access to a location on almost every high street in the UK, including coverage in 27 universities around the country, and wide area coverage around payphones, city councils and libraries.
George Polk, CEO of The Cloud, said: “The Cloud’s network was designed from the ground up to be able to support innovative new applications like Skype Zones. Skype is the global leader in easy to use, superior quality Internet telephony, and we are very excited to be part of their ground-breaking WiFi roll-out.”
The Cloud’s extensive network coverage in both the UK and Sweden is ideally suited for travellers, students, home workers and mobile business users and includes hotspots in more than 75 train stations, 300 hotels and conference centres, airports, libraries, coffee shops, pubs, sporting stadiums and public spaces.
Skype™ is the leading VOIP-category product worldwide, with more than 35 million registered users increasing by more than 150,000 new users per day.
About The Cloud™
Launched in mid 2003, The Cloud actively partners with O2, BT, Vodafone D2, Ericsson and Intel among others to facilitate the growth of wireless broadband services across Europe. We have seen significant growth since the launch of The Cloud, and today there are four main components to our business.
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