This is a screenshot showing the different Wi-Fi operators who are using Towerstream’s wholesale Wi-Fi network in New York City. Note that Gowex is one of those companies. Another is Blis NY WiFi. The advantage of piggybacking on someone else’s network is you don’t have to incur huge capital expenditures to build your own. I don’t know if this is the model that Gowex follows in other parts of the world. They seem to be expanding rapidly and one way to do that is to buy wholesale access from existing operators. Click on the graphic to see a larger version.