A wireless internet network has been launched in a chain of gas stations throughout the country, following a collaboration between Rompetrol Downstream (the Retail Division of the Rompetrol Group) and Romtelecom, in which Romtelecom is the provider of the free Internet connection.
The internet access service is available in over 80 Rompetrol gas stations from the urban area (Rompetrol Hei and Litro). Currently, the network operated by Rompetrol Downstream includes more than 450 gas stations (own stations, Rompetrol Expres, Rompetrol Partners). This will allow the simultaneous connection of up to 100 users, while the access speed can be of up to 6 Mbps.
The partnership between Rompetrol Downstream and Romtelecom, having as object the supply of the hotspot solution, was concluded for 3 years. Rompetrol Group announced it will continue its strategic partnership with Romtelecom, also including integrated services, such as fixed-line phone, data, Internet access or data hosting.
Halfway in the year, Romtelecom’s broadband Internet service has in excess of 881,000 clients.
Rompetrol Downstream currently operates circa 800 fuel units around the country. Among the significant projects carried on by the Company during the last year, one can include the Rompetrol Operations Centre, the first monitoring and control centre for the fuel feeding stations in Romania. The investments amounted to USD 16 million.
Romtelecom reported over 4.5 million subscriptions halfway through the year 2010. The Company’s business segment brand is Romtelecom Business Solutions.