South Africa’s Largest Wi-Fi Provider AlwaysOn Joins iPass Open Mobile Exchange to Provide Consumers with Global Wi-Fi Data Roaming Services
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., September 4, 2012: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and telecom service providers, announced today that AlwaysOn – the largest Wi-Fi provider in Southern Africa – has joined the iPass Open Mobile Exchange (iPass OMX) to offer consumers a global Wi-Fi data roaming service that provides zero click access to over one million Wi-Fi hotspots globally as part of the iPass Mobile Network, the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network.
The AlwaysOn service lets their users conveniently enjoy Wi-Fi roaming capabilities in South Africa and overseas in 110 countries throughout North America, Asia, and Europe allowing easy high speed Wi-Fi connections with a laptop, iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices.
“AlwaysOn wants to ensure South Africans have an affordable, convenient and practical way to gain Internet access worldwide using Wi-Fi while they travel abroad,” said Nico Pretorius, AlwaysOn CEO. “Joining the iPass Open Mobile Exchange will enable AlwaysOn to broaden our service offering and also offer global service providers access to our premier Wi-Fi roaming footprint, the most extensive in the region.”
“Our Wi-Fi exchange combined with the most technically advanced zero click functionality offers revenue generating opportunities for service providers by providing them access to an extensive commercial Wi-Fi footprint for a truly global reach,” said Steve Livingston, iPass senior vice president of carrier development. “We’re excited that AlwaysOn, the leading Southern African Wi-Fi hotspot provider with the most extensive Wi-Fi hotspot network in sub Saharan Africa, will offer their customers this truly innovative Wi-Fi roaming service.”
About iPass OMX
iPass OMX is the leading telecom service provider Wi-Fi exchange that helps to increase mobile network capacity quickly and cost-effectively by providing carriers with access to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network. Through a single interface, iPass connects over 140 Wi-Fi network operators with certified WISPr interoperability in 111 countries and territories worldwide. iPass is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and a board member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. Additional information about iPass Open Mobile Exchange is available at http://www.ipass.com
About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than one million 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.