REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and telecom service providers, announced today that the iPass Mobile Network includes over a million premium, commercial Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide that its enterprise customers have access through the iPass Open Mobile platform and that telecom operators can utilize through the iPass Open Mobile Exchange to offer their subscribers the ability to roam without fear of bill shock and high data roaming costs.
"Mobile devices and applications have forever altered the way we do business, how people connect and how marketing-driven telecom operators will bundle their network packages in the future," said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO at iPass. "There is a momentous change happening in how we interact and communicate in this increasingly real-time connected world where devices are cheap and networks are expensive. Wi-Fi is a key enabler of this transformation and we are only just beginning. iPass is truly the market maker at the core of global Wi-Fi disruption by providing both enterprise and telecom operators with interconnect and access to this fragmented but universal network."
"Wi-Fi is the perfect complement to a cellular offering providing the ability to extend the data roaming experience to millions of users who currently turn off data roaming when they travel," said Marcio Avillez, vice president of network services at iPass. "Innovation is at the heart of differentiating a mobile operator's service and our global Wi-Fi network opens up unique opportunities for operators to monetize Wi-Fi networks by joining the iPass Open Mobile Exchange."
"iPass delivers a unique company-wide enterprise mobility service that enables a more productive workforce with global connectivity," said Christophe Culine, senior vice president of worldwide sales. "Business travelers get fast, secure, reliable connectivity virtually anywhere they roam for both IT managed devices and bring-your-own devices (BYOD). iPass keeps them well connected and productive without compromising enterprise security."
The iPass Mobile Network is the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform with over 56,000 hotels, 2,618 airports, thousands of daily flights and over 61,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots. For enterprise customers, it provides aggregated access to over a million hotspots using a single login based on the user's existing corporate credentials. The iPass Open Mobile Exchange enables telecom service providers and Wi-Fi network operators to forge direct and bilateral network agreements in order to reduce costs, gain operational efficiencies and drive market growth with access to a global, universal network.
About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass delivers the world's largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With over a million premium Wi-Fi hotspots across 111 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world -- simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Open Mobile Exchange is a trademark of iPass. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.