Partnership potentially introduces iPass and iPass SmartConnect technology to hundreds of millions of end users around the globe
REDWOOD SHORES, California, 28 June 2016 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced a partnership with Tata Communications. Under the terms of the partnership, Tata Communications will harness iPass global Wi-Fi access and related features and functions through the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK). The iPass SmartConnect SDK is a key component of the iPass Developer Program and enables enterprises, operators and solution vendors to incorporate iPass global mobile connectivity into their mobile applications.
The partnership with iPass will provide Tata Communications’ mobile network operator and app service provider customers with an easy and secure way to access the iPass Wi-Fi network, the largest and fastest growing network of its kind with more than 53 million hotspots in more than 120 countries.
“Our partnership with Tata Communications gives us an opportunity to expand our reach while empowering Tata Communications customers with the technology to access the world’s largest network for mobile connectivity,” said Gary Griffiths, president and CEO of iPass. “Tata Communications has massive global brand recognition, counting more than 900 MNOs and MVNOs among its customers. It’s extremely rewarding – and humbling – to see that Tata Communications views Wi-Fi connectivity as a strategic component of its service offering, and has chosen iPass as the partner to deliver Wi-Fi connectivity services to its customers.“
“Like Tata Communications, iPass has global reach, which is hugely important to our mobile network operator and app service provider customers, who collectively reach 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers worldwide,” said Christian Michaud, SVP Strategy, Product and Business Development – Service Provider Group at Tata Communications. “This partnership will add tremendous value to our customers, who will be able to offer their users around the globe secure, seamless access to the world’s largest Wi-Fi network.”
The iPass SmartConnect SDK leverages patented iPass SmartConnect technology, which delivers customers intelligent, always on access to the highest quality, best performing Wi-Fi service, while ensuring their privacy and safety through secure authentication and identity protection.
About iPass Inc.
iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 53 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
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