[mobility wire] NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today a Wi-Fi roaming relationship with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) via Aicent, Inc. (www.aicent.net) to enable NTT Com customers travelling in China to use China Telecom’s wireless local area network (WLAN) access points for data roaming, beginning November 22.
Subscribers of NTT Com’s HOTSPOT™ WLAN service in Japan, including Course 1-3, Biz Remote Access Internet Type, OPEN Plan or OPEN Plan Light, will have access to more than 100,000 access points in 31 provinces, government-ruled municipalities and autonomous regions.
Subscribers will be able to use the roaming service without application and there will be no startup fee. Access will cost 25 yen (tax free) per minute.
China Telecom is a major state-owned telecom operator in China providing fixed-line and mobile services, Internet connection and applications services. As of the end of 2009, China Telecom had 194 million fixed-line subscribers, 62.36 million mobile (CDMA) subscribers and 61.75 million broadband subscribers.
NTT Com to Offer WLAN Roaming in China via China Telecom