Aug 30, 2016 09:00 Asia/Seoul Time Zone
ECMD Initiates Free WiFi Service at Expressway Rest Stop with the World’s Largest WiFi Network, Fon
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Korea Newswire) August 30, 2016 -- Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network, and ECMD initiates free WiFi service for all Korean residents and foreign visitors.
Gapyeong Rest Stop, operated by ECMD is the only rest stop on Seoul-Chuncheon Highway that offers the best food, facilities and services. ECMD collaborates with Fon, a global WiFi leader with more than 20 million hotspots in more than 200 countries and offer free WiFi service in order to provide adequate services for the increasing number of visitors to the rest stop.
Fon has been acclaimed by providing WiFi service in London and Rio de Janeiro where the previous Olympic Games were held. Fon’s solution enables venues to provide a simple, secure, and personalized WiFi experience for their customers and the customers can simply log in using Facebook accounts.
The manager of Gapyeong Rest Stop, Gi-cheol Kim said ‘Fon’s WiFi contributed and accelerated making the rest stop not just a place to rest and eat but a cultural complex. We will work hard to satisfy customer by providing services such as Fon WiFi project.
Fon’s CEO, Alex Puregger said ‘Fon has supported establishing easily accessible WiFi services for communities, commercial and recreational areas around the world. Fon will deploy and provide free WiFi to more rest stops in cooperation with ECMD and it will endeavor to make WiFi accessible more conveniently and safely at more places in Korea.’
Fon was founded in 2006 by serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky with the goal of blanketing the world with WiFi. Today the company is a global WiFi leader with more than 20 million WiFi hotspots. Fon has offices in the world’s top capitals, working in partnership with more than 20 leading telcos that use its multi-functional WiFi Service Management Platform to help them fulfil their WiFi strategy. Fon’s international partners include BT, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Oi Brazil, SoftBank Japan, and Telstra Australia. Innovating in the WiFi industry is part of Fon’s DNA. Our vision is to be always on, always on the move.
Starting with providing school lunch services in 1991, ECMD Co., Ltd. has been expanding its services to a variety of concessions, conventions, restaurants and food delivery business. It is solidifying its status as the leading corporation in the “total service” sector - of which the aim is to raise quality of life - by providing the best services via continuous investments in its R&D division and excellent quality control. Not only ECMD provides lunch services at a number of private institutions, government offices, schools and hospitals, it also includes its fields of specialty in concessions at rest stops in highways, airports and leisure facilities. In addition, it is running a number of brand-name restaurants that offer differentiated and high quality services.
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