iPass Expands Wi-Fi Hotspots in European Hotel Conference Centres via Extended Partnership with iBAHN
iPass users gain access to more Wi-Fi hotspots throughout European conference centres in London, Paris, Munich and Amsterdam
LONDON – January 24, 2012 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and service providers, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with iBAHN, a worldwide leader in Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries, to cover 225 additional European hotel conference centres as part of the iPass Mobile Network.
“The expansion of our successful partnership with iPass is a reflection of the growing demand for bandwidth among conference delegates,” said Graeme Powell, managing director, iBAHN. “iBAHN’s Wi-Fi services allow users 24/7 Internet access with full support in a range of languages, which has long been an essential service for the modern business traveller.”
“With 675,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in 117 countries, the iPass Mobile Network provides customers with coverage at crucial business locations such as conference centres and hotels during their business travel,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president of Network Services at iPass. “We’re delighted to expand our partnership with iBAHN with their compelling technology solutions across thousands of events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major industry conferences.”
iPass business travellers can access Wi-Fi at hotel conference centres that include certain Courtyard, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Marriott, Radisson, Renaissance, Rocco Forte and Westin hotels.
With the iPass Open Mobile platform, a cloud-based services delivery system, enterprises can enable mobile employees to seamlessly connect their laptops, smartphones and tablets to the iPass Mobile Network—the world’s largest authenticated Wi-Fi network—while ensuring IT departments have complete visibility and control of network usage, security and costs wherever their employees travel.
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 675,000 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.
Founded in 1998, iBAHN® is the only global provider of IP platform-based solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries. Monthly, nearly two million travellers and meeting attendees rely on iBAHN to increase productivity with secure high-speed Internet access options in nearly 3,000 hotels, conference centers and meeting spaces in more than 40 countries worldwide. iBAHN’s fully digital platform features leading programming in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Operating one of the largest MPLS networks in the industry, the company provides technology solutions to thousands of events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major industry conferences. For more information about iBAHN, please visit www.ibahn.com