iPass Open Mobile Platform to Provide Foundation of New Enterprise Mobility Services from Deutsche Telekom
iPass broadens its relationship with Deutsche Telekom to deliver integrated mobility solutions for multinational corporate customers
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. — January 12, 2010 — iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it is partnering with Deutsche Telekom’s International Multinational Corporations (MNC) Business Unit to deliver a range of new integrated mobility services for multinational corporate customers. As part of the expanded relationship, Deutsche Telekom’s MNC Unit is leveraging the iPass Open Mobile Platform, a cloud-based platform launched in 2010, to enable its corporate customers to define the mobility experience for their mobile workers, provide complete visibility into usage and costs and to enforce connection, cost and security policies.
The iPass Open Mobile Platform will enable Deutsche Telekom’s MNC customers to offer their employees a simple, secure and seamless connectivity experience with an always-on, lightweight enterprise connection service that runs on the mobile device and instantly connects employees to the best available network. Deutsche Telekom’s MNC Unit plans to deliver these enterprise mobility services as part of its Global Corporate Access mobility offering, a service which provides employees at corporate customers with secure access to their corporate network and the Internet anywhere in the world.
“This new platform will drive the adoption of Deutsche Telekom’s Global Corporate Access (GCA) mobility offering to multinatio`nal corporations and provide seamless integration with T-Mobile’s 3G networks,” said Martin Schlieker, senior vice president MNC at Deutsche Telekom. “This will enable our customers to rapidly deploy an innovative, global mobility management capability with intuitive connection management to their mobile workers, whilst supporting IT requirements for security policies and wireless expense management.”
“Our partnership with Deutsche Telekom further validates the value of our new Open Mobile platform for managing the increasing mobility needs of enterprises and multinational corporations,” said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of iPass. “Wireless carriers are looking to meet the unique demands of enterprise customers to help manage their access, security, and spend on 3G and Wi-Fi Networks around the world and we are pleased that our platform coupled with the largest Global Wi-Fi network is positioned to serve those requirements” .
“Meeting the complex mobility requirements of large enterprises has traditionally been a significant challenge for operators,” said Pauline Trotter, principal analyst at Ovum. “For such customers, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely adequate, with global workforces placing increasing pressure on the IT Department to meet their growing mobility needs. Cost management is a major concern and IT managers need a way of ensuring that employees accessing the company network remotely do so securely and in the most cost-effective way. Partnering iPass with its Open Mobile Platform, makes a lot of sense for Deutsche Telekom, who can bring its expertise to bear in building flexibility into its core MNC offering for corporates.”
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 www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.