iPass Open Mobile Exchange to provide foundation for international Wi-Fi data roaming services for China Telecom
Beijing, February 15, 2012 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) today announced that China Telecom Corporation Limited has joined the iPass Open Mobile Exchange (iPass OMX), the largest global Wi-Fi exchange community, to provide international Wi-Fi roaming services through iPass for China Telecom subscribers.
China Telecom customers travelling internationally will have access to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network.
“China Telecom is investing heavily in Wi-Fi because it has realized the complementary value it brings to mobile networks in expanding its customer value proposition and revenue opportunities,” said Steve Livingston, iPass senior vice president of Carrier Development. “Our partnership with China Telecom will allow it to provide a seamless connectivity option for its sophisticated customer base while they travel outside of China. By leveraging the iPass Mobile Network, the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network, China Telecom can increase its customer satisfaction and generate new revenue streams.”
iPass OMX is a market-leading platform for mobile service providers and Wi-Fi network operators to acquire and exchange Wi-Fi traffic to service the demand for commercial, carrier-grade Wi-Fi hotspots. iPass OMX helps to increase mobile network capacity quickly and cost-effectively by providing access to the largest global Wi-Fi exchange community through a single interface, connecting 140 Wi-Fi network operators and over 680,000 hotspots with certified WISPr interoperability in 117 countries and territories worldwide.
iPass helps enterprises and service providers ensure their employees and customers will be well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and most trusted connectivity platform. With over 680,000 connection venues, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world – easily, quickly, securely and cost effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.