Lycos Europe's Free ISP Exceeds One Million Users in Germany; Lycos Network Surpasses Yahoo in Germany.Business/Technology Editors
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2000
Lycos, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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Comundo has become one of the top five ISPs in Germany and is the fastest growing ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. in Germany with an average of 7,000 new users each day. Comundo is also the first pan European call by call ISP brand and is available in Germany, France and the Netherlands with plans to launch the service in Italy, Spain and the UK in the coming month.
"The success of Comundo in Germany confirms the attractiveness of our multi-brand strategy," said Christoph Mohn, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Lycos Europe Introduction
LYCOS Europe is a pan-European network of websites, offering a broad variety of content channels and online services, e.g. communication tools & communities, websearch, e-commerce, webhosting, homepagebuilding and Internet access. . "Comundo provides access to our network of rich services and content. The European rollout of Comundo reflects our strong market position in Europe and builds on the success in Germany."
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3. Media Metrix Europe, the Lycos Network unduplicated reach is 44.1 percent among German Internet users. The Lycos Network currently ranks third in Germany climbing 4.9 percentage points between February and March putting it ahead of both the Microsoft sites and Yahoo sites.
"Surpassing Yahoo and its brands in Germany is a milestone -- our recent relaunch of Lycos, the pan-European rollout of Comundo, as well as launch of new brands and services, should help our success story continue," continued Christoph Mohn, CEO of Lycos Europe.
In addition to Comundo, Lycos offers free Internet access See how to access the Internet. throughout the U.S. and through its partnership with Singapore Telecom, a free ISP service in Asia, making Lycos a leader in providing free access around the world. Lycos has been able to quickly deploy services and content globally with its successful international joint venture strategy. Among portals, Lycos leads in global presence with 65 sites in 25 countries around the world. Lycos's joint venture partnerships include, Lycos Asia with Singapore Telecom, Lycos Japan with Sumitomo Corporation Sumitomo Corporation (住友商事, Sumitomo Shōji) TYO: 8053 is a highly built worldwide trading company (Sogo shosha), and is a diversified corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. It is a member company of the Sumitomo Group. , Internet Initiative Japan and Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Lycos Korea with Mirae Corporation, Lycos Europe with Bertelsmann and Sympatico-Lycos with Bell Canada Bell Canada Enterprises (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE), legally BCE Inc., is a major Canadian telecommunications company. Through its subsidiaries including Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for . Lycos also operates sites in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
"Lycos is providing Internet content, services and access globally building one of the world's largest Web communities," said Bob Davis
Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation strategy has proven to be an overwhelming success establishing Lycos as an Internet leader in many worldwide markets. We are able to leverage this global presence to further enhance our user experience."
About Lycos, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Lycos, Inc. is a leading Web media company and owner of the Lycos Network, one of the most visited hubs on the Internet reaching nearly one out of every two U.S. Web users. The Lycos Network is a unified set of Web sites, attracting a diverse audience by offering a variety of services, including leading Web search and navigation resources; Web community and communications services including free homepage building, free Web-based e-mail, clubs, chat, instant messaging; a personalized My Lycos start page; a comprehensive shopping center featuring more than 2,400 merchants; and an assortment of compelling content such as games, music, news, fun and educational information and activities for kids as well as information about investing, technology, entertainment, sports, small business, travel and more. The Lycos Network is composed of Lycos.com, Tripod, WhoWhere, Angelfire, MailCity, HotBot, HotWired, Wired News, Webmonkey, Suck.com, Sonique, Quote, Gamesville and Lycos Zone. Headquartered near Boston in Waltham, Mass., Lycos, Inc. is a global Internet leader with a major presence throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
About Lycos Europe
Lycos Europe is one of Europe's leading Internet destinations. It is a powerful network of premium Internet brands combining connectivity, content and community services. On any day, millions of web users are navigating, communicating or publishing their own content on Lycos Europe. Currently, 1 in 3 users in Europe choose a Lycos brand. That makes Lycos Europe a prime destination for on-line advertisers and e-commerce partners. Lycos Europe has Pan European presence with local language and content web sites in 11 countries - Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the UK and Ireland.
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