iPass renews relationship with Arqiva to offer international travelers access to extensive airport and hotel Wi-Fi services
Relationship offers iPass subscribers the chance to seamlessly roam onto Arqiva networks in airports and hotels around the UK
REDWOOD SHORES, CA., January 8, 2014: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers, and Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, today announced the renewal of their longstanding agreement that will provide all iPass subscribers with access to Arqiva’s extensive network of wireless hotspots in airports and hotels throughout the UK, including at Heathrow airport.
Upon arrival in the UK, iPass subscribers can seamlessly roam onto secure and high quality Arqiva networks to help them to control data roaming costs and avoid bill shock. There is no need for extra logins and authentication as it all happens automatically in the background through the iPass client.
“We have the largest commercial Wi-Fi network in the world, which means we can offer business travelers fast, reliable and simple connectivity options. Partnerships with providers such as Arqiva are critical to this and that’s why we are so delighted to renew our agreement. Through our partnership, we can provide our customers with seamless access to Arqiva’s high quality, secure Wi-Fi services in UK airports and hotels, helping keep roaming costs predictable and transparent," said Marcio Avillez, VP of Network Services, iPass.
“WiFi access at airports, hotels and other similar premium locations is essential for any international traveler and by partnering with iPass we can ensure their customers have the best possible WiFi experience when arriving into the UK and beyond,” said Nicolas Ott, Managing Director of Telecoms at Arqiva. “We are very pleased to continue to work with iPass to provide ever greater numbers of international business travelers with ways to control their roaming expenses when they travel to the UK.”
About iPass Inc.:
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than 15 million” Wi-Fi hotspots across 120 countries” and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world—simply, securely and cost-effectively. For more information, please visit: http://www.ipass.com and the iPass blog, Smarter Connections.
Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite, mobile communications and WiFi markets.
Some of the busiest and best loved brands in the UK trust us to deliver seamless WiFi connectivity including Premier Inn, Travelodge, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Enterprise Inns and almost every airport in the UK. We are experts in the travel, hospitality and retail sectors, with a network spanning over 3,500 public locations including city centres, hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, airports, airline lounges, motorway service station and other premium, high-footfall sites.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the WiFi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
Media contacts for iPass:
Leila Hajaj, Spark Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7 436 0420
Media contacts for Arqiva:
Tel: +44 (0)330 303 6816