Spanish WiFi specialists Gowex connecting Smart Cities to Wireless
One of the snags of visiting or travelling to a new city, is the cost of getting connected to a WiFi service. Indeed I had to fork out some precious pounds lately when travelling by train to Glasgow. Often hotels will charge for the privilege, and other options require you purchasing a beer or coffee before gaining access.
Spanish telecomms firm Gowex are bringing a new model of offering free WiFi to lucky inhabitants in smart cities and in transport hubs. They provide free WiFi at a basic level, but charging for high data users.
Their latest venture launched in Dublin on 31st January 2013, to a warm reception. According to TheJournal
WiFi will be a available 24/7 at various hotspots, which will be identified by wall mosaics which will feature modern and historical digidub characters – including a viking, a street cleaner, a tourist, a rockabilly girl and a pyjama girl.
Gowex specialise in the provision of free (and premium paid-for) municipal WiFi services, and are expanding internationally, including France, Chile and the US. They have stated an aim to be listed in the tech Nasdaq within two years.