PicoPoint Technologies, the number one facilitator of high-speed wireless Internet access providers worldwide and Saudi Zones, the principal Saudi Arabia Wireless Internet Service Provider, have established a partnership to service Saudi Zone hotspots locations in the kingdom with PicoPoint's technology services and to contribute to the ever growing global wireless footprint.
The market for broadband public Internet access is rapidly evolving.Hotspot deployment growth in the coming year is also predicted to be rapid, moving towards over 50.000 locations by Q2
2005.This growth is also happening in Saudi-Arabia
, and in all other parts of the Middle East.
is a global full-service facilitator of WISPs
.GateKeeper, PicoPoint Technologies'
white labeled product, is a state-of-the art, 24/7 back-office service for WISPs
.As the leading network aggregator of WISPs globally, PicoPoint is the number one roaming partner for WISPs and billing partners, such as mobile network operators and ISPs, which have large client bases and wish to offer their clients a global footprint for wireless access.PicoPoint
offers a complete set of professional back-office services for the wireless user and provider, and complements this with partnerships with industry leaders to provide a premier global broadband access solution.
With the Global Broadband Internet Access
(GBIA) business unit PicoPoint Technologies operates one of the largest roaming enabled WLAN networks, delivering secure and reliable data roaming services to carriers, ISP's
and remote access providers.PicoPoint provides the state of the art Hotspot OSS/back-office solution GateKeeper to Wireless Internet Service Providers.
Together PicoPoint Technologies
and Saudi Zones
deliver complete Wi-Fi public access solutions.This solution incorporates Saudi Zones extensive experience with Wireless networks and installation services with PicoPoint'
proven back-office and roaming services.
PicoPoint Technologies and Saudi Zones
understand that Wi-Fi
is the future of Internet access.Wireless broadband Internet access enjoys two significant advantages over other technologies: a much higher throughput up to 11 Mbps
and greater convenience.The ability to access the Internet locally from anywhere in the world, either with or without wires, has become a necessity for mobile users worldwide.
"We are planning on an rapid deployment plan and have a contract with one of the most promising cafÂŽ in the market of Saudi Arabia
(Mocha CafÂŽ); the cafÂŽ will have more than 20 branches in 2005 all over the kingdom."says Yasser Almisfer General Manager of Saudi Zones.
monitoring systems alert us to hardware and band-with issues as they occur - guaranteeing a third layer of support to our customers and their end users.""Entering into an agreement with Saudi Zones furthers our intention of being the number one services enabler in the Middle East" says Hamoud Al Hamoud, CEO of PicoPoint Middle East.
"We are very pleased that such a qualified organisation has decided to commit to our turnkey solution.It is clear to me that Saudi Zones
have both the market experience and insight required to build lasting partnerships with the locations that wish to offer wireless internet access to their visitors.
's best locations like the Mocha CafÂŽ chain with 20 locations in Riyadh before end of year.With PicoPoint technology
we are capable of providing various wireless public connectivity rates to suit any type of location and best fit the end user needs.
Saudi Zone is the Hotspot Service Provider responsible for the construction, 24/7 maintenance, operation and local marketing of hotspots and the services available.
For more information, please visit www.SaudiZones.comPicoPoint Technologies
is a global full-service facilitator of Wireless ISPs
is a Dutch company with offices in Amsterdam
is a global technology and service provider that delivers essential services to more than 100 mobile operators, ISPs and Hotspot operators in more than 60 countries.PicoPoint
offers a broad range of technology services and solutions, including roaming, RADIUS services, AAA services, billing, clearing, settlement, secure payments, information management, user management, and network monitoring.
With the Global Broadband Internet Access
(GBIA) business unit PicoPoint operates one of the largest roaming enabled WLAN networks, delivering secure and reliable data roaming services to carriers, ISP's
and remote access providers.PicoPoint
provides the state of the art Wireless IP Access services with her
Operational Support System and Business Support System called GateKeeper
to Wireless Internet Service Providers.PicoPoint Technologies
was founded in 2002 and is a privately held company by key players in the wireless field.The company's headquarter is based in Amsterdam
, the Netherlands with regional offices in the Middle East.Additional information about PicoPoint Technologies
is available on www.picopoint.com and on GBIA