Fon is off to a good start in 2012. Just after announcing 5 million hotspots, I am now happy to share that we have announced our first partnership this year. It is with Netia, one of Poland’s largest telcos. Together, we will create Poland’s largest WiFi community. Netia is Poland’s most innovative telco, and we couldn’t have chosen a better partner to help us spread the Fon vision in the country.

The goal is to have over 100,000 hotspots all around Poland available by spring. As always, the new hotspots together with all of Fon’s 5 million hotspots will be open to the Fon network and of course to Netia customers. It’s always good to see the Fon network open up to so many people at the same time. Poland is a big country, with almost 25 million internet users, and there is lots of potential there.

More and more, 2012 is looking like a great year for Fon. For sure, this is the first of many more partnerships to come this year.

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Giacomo on February 29, 2012  · 

Id like to hear some nice news like that about Italy too..!
Looking at fon maps in Italy make me sad 🙁
Italian law is less strict now about wifi and as we had this blocking the grow of wifi..FON may now fastly become the king of wifi services in Italy
My hope is a Telecom Italia partnership as they’re the main provider.. but Fastweb or others may be ok too

I hope Fon iPhone App get autologin and BTFON connection working soon

Ps again
It could be an idea for FON to get a way to put some foneras in strategic places like main rail stations or common visited places where you sit and wait.. For example giving foneras for free to bars or shops.
This would encourage FON users of “low coverage countries” to do not turn their foneras off and would work as advertising for the ones who do not yet know this service and find this wifi signal.

Ciao Martin!

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