Free Wireless Internet in over 80 Gas Stations from Romania

Rompetrol Downstream, the Retail Division of the Rompetrol Group, together with Romtelecom has launched the largest wireless Internet network in a chain of gas stations throughout the country. Its clients now have the possibility to check their e-mails, to find out the latest news, and the weather/traffic updated information, free of charge. The provider of the free Internet connection is Romtelecom.

“This partnership supports the Company’s objective to turn the Rompetrol gas station into an energy station, by supplying all the elements necessary for motion – from high quality Efix and Alto fuels, pastry from the Hei restaurant (sandwiches, patés, fruit, and other types of fresh food) to information about the desired route – weather, exchange rate, internal and international news, or traffic” states Petrian Radulescu, Marketing Manager within Rompetrol Downstream.

The Romtelecom 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 long-term collaboration between the two companies continues to bring major benefits to the clients of both organizations. Providing access to wireless Internet is just one step forward within Romtelecom’s strategy to make Internet available to everyone,” says George Makowski, Business Trade Executive at Romtelecom.

The partnership between Rompetrol Downstream and Romtelecom, having as object the supply of the hotspot solution, was concluded for 3 year. In order to support the activities and operation from Romania, the Rompetrol Group shall continue its strategic partnership with Romtelecom, also including integrated services, such as fixed-line phone, data, Internet access or data hosting.

Halfway through the year, Romtelecom’s broadband Internet service already has over 881,000 clients, and the Company is the market leader in the field of Internet and VPN solutions for companies.

About Rompetrol

Rompetrol Downstream, the Retail Division of the Rompetrol Group, 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 16 million USD. Moreover, in 2009, the Company launched a new line of Alto premium fuels: the Alto 101 diesel fuel, which has the lowest octanic number on the market, and the Alto 55 diesel fuel, meant to reduce the engine emissions and to increase its performance.

About Romtelecom

Romtelecom reported over 4.5 million subscriptions halfway through the year 2010. For over three years, Romtelecom acts according to the strategy “The Client always comes first”, which implies offering more benefits to its clients for the same prices, or even for lower ones. In the last years, Romtelecom became a full provider of communication solutions, and it consolidated its presence on the broadband Internet and TV markets, as well as on the IT&C integrated services market. The Company’s business segment brand is Romtelecom Business Solutions. For further details, please access