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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.

Directory entry for Gowex