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Million-euro investment to deliver free WLAN for Messe Wien

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Million-euro investment to deliver free WLAN for Messe Wien

Messe Wien operators Reed Exhibitions and their communications infrastructure providers, Kapsch BusinessCom, have upgraded their contractual relationship to include a fresh investment in internet, Wi-Fi and communications technology at the venue in the Austrian capital.

Kapsch BusinessCom is to invest €1m over the next five years.

From September 2019 visitors at Messe Wien will be able to get 200Mbit/s of data transfer free of charge.

Messe Wien has the technological capacity to connect 25,000 visitors to the internet; in parallel.

“Today, we see access to ultra-high-speed internet as a standard service. In just seconds, visitors’ videos, photos and social media posts transport the impressions and emotions experienced at our events all the way around the world. The enhancement of our co-operative agreement with Kapsch BusinessCom is enabling us to go a step further and provide free, high-speed WLAN. We have now begun a new chapter as regards the digitalisation of fairs and congresses in Austria,” said Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Austria.

Available since this May, the newly-equipped Messe Wien business suites are showing the way forward in the fair and congress sectors. On behalf of Reed Exhibitions, Kapsch BusinessCom has fitted these facilities with 95-inch flat screens and ultra-modern wireless communications technology. Further technical developments are on the way.


Reed Exhibitions Austria is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions (RELX-Group) in London, which operates in 40 different countries.

The Austrian group consists of Reed Exhibitions Messe Salzburg, Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien, operator of Messe Wien, and standbuilder STANDout. With 390 employees, Reed Exhibitions Austria has offices in Salzburg, Vienna, Wels and Düsseldorf. www.reedexpo.at

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