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Mobile & Wireless

Dutch start-up Bullseye WiFi to launch free Wi-Fi network

Monday 18 March 2013 | 10:30 CET | News
Dutch start-up Bullseye WiFi will in the second half start deploying free broadband internet via Wi-Fi in 37 city centres of the Netherlands. The company said that the Netherlands will in this way be the first European country to connect its largest cities to free Wi-Fi. 

Bullseye WiFi users need only accept the terms once to automatically and anonymously access free, unlimited internet in all the city centres. Director George Seton said that every municipality wants a Wi-Fi network in its city but lacks the money to deploy and then maintain it. Bullseye WiFi originated from a group of entrepreneurs, including Seton, Rolf Boerkoel, Ali Dikilitas, Henri Gerrits, Koos Boersma, Joachim Dreyer, Scott Doenecke, Arko van Brakel and Ward Termeer. 

The company told Telecompaper that it will earn its money from advertising. Users of the Wi-Fi network will get an advert every five minutes, lasting three seconds. Advertising will initially be general but in the future, the company will also consider extending ads tailored to user preferences, Seton said.  

"Our way of advertising will not hinder user experience in any way. For example, when starting an app, users may first get an ad but they can then continue with their application. When surfing, users will get a pop-up ad which will disappear after 3 seconds," Seton said. 

Bullseye WiFi expects deployment to take one year.



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@Anonymous: De steden 37 zijn: http://bullseyewifi.com/documenten/G36.pdf (google is uw vriend ;)
Sander Lentink @ 20/3/2013 - 06:04

@ Ad. Annoniem voor thirt party van de onderneming waarvan jij gebruik maakt. (hun klanten of anderen krijgen niet jouw gegevens) Voor de overheid bestaat annoniem niet, bij verordening (uiterste) kan het bedrijf verplicht worden jouw gegevens aan de overheid te geven.
Ché ter Maat. @ 19/3/2013 - 21:51

Nu wil ik wel weten welke steden dat dan precies zijn!
Anonymous @ 19/3/2013 - 19:34

Anoniem? Volgens mij is dat in strijd met de Telecomwet (elke netwerk/service provider moet de overheid de gelegenheid geven tot het plaatsen van een tap)....
Ad @ 19/3/2013 - 11:51

mooi gebaar en handig , Ook in Amersfoort
Reggy van Swieten @ 19/3/2013 - 11:06


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