Colt Extends Partnership With iPass
Colt delivers Mobile Enterprise Solution with iPass Open Mobile Offering One-Click Authentication and Universal Connection Management and access to 260,000 Wi-Fi hot spots
LONDON — February 2, 2011 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that Colt (London Stock Exchange: COLT), is expanding its commitment to leverage the iPass Open Mobile Platform. This cloud-based services delivery system is a key platform driving the growth of Colt’s mobile enterprise solution.
Colt’s mobile enterprise solution targets the specific mobile needs of enterprise customers with a range of voice, data and computing services. This service offers customers unrivaled Wi-Fi network access and enables European businesses to use critical business information and applications effectively, without interruption or disruption.
“Enterprises need to embrace workforce mobility to sustain their competitive advantage. Colt’s Information Delivery Platform brings together mobility services and enterprise computing allowing European Businesses to access business critical information and applications on the move,” said Luke Broome, Chief Technology Officer at Colt. “We are delighted to extend our longstanding partnership with iPass. Their Open Mobile Platform is designed with an open architecture that enables Colt to offer its customers best-in-class mobile enterprise service.”
“Colt is a leading European provider of enterprise computing serving the requirements of over 3,000 of Europe’s major enterprises, including 24 of the world’s top 25 financial institutions, and has been an important partner of iPass for a number of years,” said Steven Wastie, senior vice president of marketing and product management at iPass. “With expansion of the partnership to include the iPass Open Mobile Platform, Colt can offer customers market leading cloud-based mobility services that provide secure access on the move to clients across Europe through Colt branded services powered by iPass.”
Colt’s mobile enterprise solutions allow customers to access business applications from a multitude of PC and smartphone devices including Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Symbian and iPad. The iPass network footprint also encompasses 260,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide including 90 of the world’s top 100 busiest airports.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with 3,500 customers, including more than 420 of the Forbes Global 2000. Additional information is available at http:/ or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information. As an established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 19-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 17,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres. In 2010, Colt Data Centre Services business was created to introduce Colt’s innovative modular concept for rapidly delivering long-term, high quality, large data centre space. Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.