GOWEX : GOWEX Free Wi-Fi arrives at the Belgian city of Liege
GOWEX Free Wi-Fi arrives at the Belgian city of Liege
The alliance between GOWEX and the Belgian operator Win, will allow Liege
200,000 citizens plus all visitor of the city enjoy the benefits of a Wireless
GOWEX landed in Liege, which will be the Company's entry into new Belgian cities
and the rest of the continent.
Madrid, January 28, 2014 - . GOWEX ( GOW -MAB, NYSE Alternext ALGOW , LGWXY OTC
Market), leader company in creating Smart Cities Wi-Fi (Wireless Smart Cities Â®
) continues to expand its international business model and will manage the Wi-Fi
network of the Belgian city of Liege. Thanks to the strategic agreement signed
last February with Win, operator and integrator of leading ICT services in
Belgium, the nearly 200,000 residents and the visitors of this Walloon Capital
will enjoy the benefits of a Wireless Smart City.
The pioneer bet in matter of collaboration in public-private partnerships for
the development of Wi-Fi networks driven by GOWEX, demonstrate as an ideal
solution and makes the Company close to its strategic goal: reach 300 reference
cities worldwide in a medium term. Regarding this, all the agreements with
operators and local partners- as it is the case of Win- are an important
foundation for the growth and accelerate the arrival of new cities and new
projects. For GOWEX, Europe is a cornerstone of growth and wants to be present
in Belgium, the decision-making country in the euro area, in a time of economic
recovery in the old continent.
Smart Wi-Fi Zones
In the first phase, there will be ten areas that will have free Wi-Fi and smart
GOWEX services, all located in tourist and commercial interest points, such as
the Cathedral Square, Saint Lambert Square, Saint- Jean , the Esplanade
Guillemins and others.
To access free Internet, users only need to detect the network with their mobile
devices (smart phones, tablets, etc). Once connected, the users will access a
portal in which they will have to register and receive validation before they
can start enjoying the service. Once registered, they will receive a user name
and password that will help them to connect to the network as many times as they
want and also allows them to connect for free in more than 80 GOWEX Wi-Fi cities
around the world (Paris, San Francisco, Madrid, New York, etc.).
Next phases of the development will include the different intelligent services
based in Wireless smart technology that GOWEX is developing in all its projects
and that allow to reduce costs to the administration while they do sustainable
"GOWEX has created a new category in which it is a world-wide leader. Our
alliance with Win shows that we are totally complementary to the operators and
allow us to relay on them to grow all over the world. The cities that have been
achieved up to now have obtained thanks to our own capacity; now the increase of
the cities also will be achieve thanks to these collaborations with different
partners, accelerating our way to the 300 cities set in our Strategic Plan."
said Jenaro GarcÃa, CEO of GOWEX.
About GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Alternext, LGWXY -LGWXY-OTC Market)
GOWEX has been operating in the telecommunications sector for 14 years and is
currently leader in the creation of Wi-Fi Cities, providing Free and Premium Wi-
Fi connectivity on the streets and on public transport. The company's reach
currently extends to over 75 cities both nationally and internationally, thanks
to agreements with public administrations, franchises, operators, associations
and transportation companies.
In 2010 GOWEX become the first and only Spanish SME to achieve a "dual listing",
on both the MAB (GOW) and Nyse-Alternext (ALGOW) stock exchanges. The company's
overall turnover reached 114 million in 2012, which represents a 71% increase
compared with 2011. In December 2012 GOWEX successfully finalised a capital
increase in which it raised almost 18 million Euros, adding 1,528,404 new shares
to the market. In February 2012, the SEC approved the launch of an ADR programme
(American Depositary Receipt) allowing the Group to be quoted on the OTQXC
market in the United States.
With offices in Madrid, Paris, Dubai, London, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and Costa
Rica, GOWEX develops a sustainable business model in its Wi-Fi network, based on
the efficiency and technical quality of its patented platforms: the Roaming
Platform, which allows users to be freely connected in all cities, and the
Advertising and Geo-localized Content Platform, which allows a financing system
by means of advertising and marketing agreements.
In 2011 GOWEX joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance and was awarded with the
Internet Day's prize for "Best Company". In 2013, the Company was awarded with
the "Best New Listed Company" in the first edition of the "European Small &Mid-
Win is an operator and integrator of ICT services offering solutions to
companies, SMEs and sectors of health care and education and public
institutions, developing technologies best suited to their activities (Internet
, networking, security, mobility, IP telephony, ...).
Win has many references in the sector institutions and companies, such as, in
particular, Forem, the Province of Hainaut, the Carrefour Group, The Phone
House, the Great Hospital of Charleroi, the Belgian Red Cross Community, German
, Ice Watch, etc..
Win a total of 81 employees and achieved in 2012 a turnover of over 28 million.
Win is the ICT cluster B2B (Business to Business) of Tecteo Group
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