Relationship provides iPass users with convenient, always-on access to Nomosphere’s hotspots when traveling across France
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec 2, 2015: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, announced today its partnership with French Wi-Fi specialist Nomosphere, providing all iPass users with access to wireless hotspots in airports operated by VINCI Airports in France. The airports include, in particular, Nantes Atlantique, Grenoble Isère, Chambéry Savoie and Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne. As part of the partnership, iPass users will also get access to Smart City Wi-Fi in the Belgian city of Liege.
In addition, the partnership provides iPass users with access to wireless hotspots in 128 top rail stations across France operated by SNCF, including the main terminals in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille-Flandres and Avignon TGV. This partnership further expands iPass’ existing network in France, which covers popular locations such as international airports and hotels.
The iPass service simplifies connectivity for the “Wi-Fi first” user, allowing them to be better connected wherever they go, while also taking control of data roaming costs and avoiding bill shock. Through a single log-in, users can obtain automatic and unlimited access to cost-effective and secure global Wi-Fi via smartphones, tablets and laptops.
“In today’s ‘Wi-Fi first’ world, people want to be able to stay connected via Wi-Fi while on the move,” said Patricia Hume, chief commercial officer at iPass. “We are delighted to have partnered with Nomosphere to extend our network and provide our users with simple, unlimited access to high-quality, secure Wi-Fi services across French airports and rail stations."
“Today, Wi-Fi is an essential part of an international traveler’s toolkit,” said Nicolas Leconte, marketing & business development director at Nomosphere. “Our partnership with iPass ensures that its users can enjoy reliable access to our Wi-Fi hotpots when traveling across France via train or plane. We are pleased to be working with iPass and are looking forward to helping travelers stay connected and productive.”
About iPass Inc.
iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, offering convenient, 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 will have 50 million hotspots in more than 100 countries by the end of 2015, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, iPass SmartConnect 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. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners
Founded in 2013, Nomosphere is a leading specialist carrier of wireless solutions by providing a WiFi broadband access and operating WiFi professional networks for major accounts, communities, transportation hubs (train station, airports), cities, high-tech companies … Thus, the company operates more than 3,000 WiFi hotspots throughout France and proposes personalized solutions to all of its customers.
Subsidiary of the NOMOTECH group (Broadband radio solutions leading carrier in France), Nomosphère develops strategic partnerships with international companies expert in their field (Xirrus, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco, Ucopia…) and market innovative Carrier Class WiFi solutions on the market. Based on a proactive approach driven by usability and quality of service, Nomosphère is a leader in several segments of the market including Public WiFi solutions for large cities, high density networks, travel venue and hospitality.
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