German cable operator Unitymedia is not allowed to transform the internet routers of its customers into Wi-Fi hotspots accessible to other customers without explicit customer approval, according to a ruling by the district court of Cologne.
German cable operator Unitymedia will offer its customers the possibility to use the Wi-Fi network of other customers free of charge while outside the reach of their own hotspot.
Austria’s largest cable operator UPC Austria will offer its customers the possibility to surf the net for free using other customers’ Wi-Fi networks.
UPC has launched its Wi-Free service in the Czech Republic.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will roll out co-surfing service Wi-Free to its whole customer base across Switzerland in early October 2014.