Macedonian wireless internet service provider (ISP) SunWireless last week signed a cooperation agreement with US-based counterparts, iPass and Boingo. The deals will enable customers of the two US firms to access the SunWireless network without additional charges when travelling in Macedonia. SunWireless has a network of over 500 hotspots across the country and in February this year struck a deal to provide wireless coverage for Skopje and Ohrid airports.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, SunWireless was originally set up in 1999 as Anic-Sistemi, with a primary focus on providing ICT services. As the company grew though, its service portfolio also expanded, and it began working on system integration and network infrastructures. In 2007 Anic-Sistemi switched its focus to wireless network communications and rolled out a pilot project, before offering services commercially over a national network in 2008 under the brand name SunWireless. Skopje-based SunWireless says it is currently expanding its network in all major cities in Macedonia.