Swisscom recognized at Wireless Broadband Awards ceremony 2007

  • Swisscom
  • 05.25.07
Swisscom received prestigious recognition at this week’s Wireless Broadband Industry (WBI) Awards ceremony in London.

Christian Petit, CEO of Swisscom Hospitality Services, was named Winner of the Individual Achievement Award in Wireless Broadband. In addition, Tommy Bertling, Senior Product Manager for roaming at Swisscom, received the trophy for the Best WiFi Product or Service on behalf of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, a telecom operator-led industry alliance in which Swisscom is an active participant.

Held in partnership with the International Wireless Broadband Congress, the WBI Awards recognize leadership, innovation and excellence in wireless broadband. The awards cover five product categories as well as two generic disciplines: individual and corporate achievement.

An independent jury selects the winners in all product categories and nominates the finalists for the generic disciplines. To determine the winner of the individual achievement award, several thousand end-users and telecommunications professionals were invited to cast their votes.

"I am extremely honored to receive this award and I am very pleased to see that Swisscom is considered an international leader in the wireless broadband industry," Christian Petit commented. With regards to Swisscom’s recently launched Room 2.0 initiative he added, "as WiFi technology becomes ever more essential for people to connect to their lives, I believe that a clear guest- and service-orientation is key to WiFi offerings in public spaces, and particularly in the hospitality industry.”

On accepting the Best WiFi Product Award, Tommy Bertling commented that "this award takes the Wireless Broadband Alliance a big step further towards increasing the number of roaming hotspots abroad for our customers." Swisscom customers can currently roam at 35,000 hotspots using their Mobile account.
Swisscom operates over 3,200 hotspots internationally, including 2,300 hotspots which are managed through its subsidiary Hospitality Services Plus across its hotel partner network in Europe and North America. In November of last year, Hospitality Services introduced a new Premium Internet product culminating in the launch of Room 2.0, a service-rich guest room offering developed as a direct response to business travellers’ needs and preferences.


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