iPass Expands Mobile Network Service in France with Adael Partnership
Mobile employees at enterprises worldwide now have access to 12,500 venues across France including prominent retail, transport and restaurant locations
LONDON — 19th October, 2010 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it has partnered with Adael Wireless Technologies, a pioneering Wi-Fi provider, to deliver expanded wireless coverage in France.
With more than 500 new locations including Gare de Lyon, Café de l’homme and Place du Trocadéro in Paris; mobile employees can stay connected while visiting prominent retailers, transportation hubs, hotels and restaurants. Adael also provides coverage in all 26 IKEAs across the country, 15 Star Hotels and many of the largest shopping centres in France.
“In time for the Holiday shopping season, we are giving mobile employees at enterprises worldwide the ability to stay connected at a wider variety of prominent retail locations in France through our partnership with Adael,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president of network productions at iPass. “With the addition of Adael to the iPass Mobile Network, we are now able to offer seamless connectivity in over 12,500 hotspots around France and more than 150,000 Wi-Fi locations worldwide.”
“We are delighted to partner with iPass and become part of its global broadband footprint,” said Mickaël Sebban, CEO, Adael Wireless Technologies. “Our network generates over 150,000 sessions each month and we’re looking forward to extending this option to mobile employees on the iPass Mobile Network.”
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with 4,500 customers, including more than 420 of the Forbes Global 2000. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
Working since 2003 in the world of wireless networks, Adael became over time one of the most dynamic French leader’s offering free Wi-Fi Internet sessions. Its recently patented business model and technology (US Patent No. 7,734,283) supports advertising sponsored free Wi-Fi connections. Over 500 hotspots in France, including 350 in Paris alone serve 150,000 sessions per month to more than 25,000 people.