Singapore telecommunications operator joins iPass Open Mobile Exchange (OMX) to gain access to more than one million Wi-Fi hotspots
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 8, 2013: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers, announced today that M1 Limited (M1) (SGX: B2F.SI) has signed an agreement to offer its subscribers a global Wi-Fi data roaming service. M1, a leading provider of mobile, broadband and fixed communications services in Singapore, has set the pace for leadership; being the first to commercially launch nationwide 4G mobile service and mobile broadband service in South East Asia, and also the first operator to commercially launch nationwide 3G service in Singapore. M1 continues this ground-breaking pace with a global Wi-Fi roaming service that provides access to more than one million hotspots globally.
“We are excited to be working with iPass to offer Singapore’s first Wi-Fi Roaming service to our postpaid mobile customers. Through the iPass Open Mobile Exchange, our retail subscribers can enjoy Wi-Fi as an affordable and seamless network connectivity option when they travel,” said Mr. P. Subramaniam, chief marketing officer, M1 Limited.
“M1 is proactively expanding upon their value proposition for international data roaming services by integrating global Wi-Fi access. M1 customers expect high-quality, innovative services that deliver excellent value. Global Wi-Fi roaming complements their 3G and 4G roaming services to deliver a more robust set of connectivity options for international travelers” said Steve Livingston, senior vice president at iPass. “iPass OMX combines the most technically advanced connection management software with the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi footprint, offering new market opportunities for telecom service providers.”
The M1 Data Roaming service with Wi-Fi provides customers with affordable roaming options across multiple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and Android-based smartphone and tablets.
About iPass OMX
iPass OMX is the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi Roaming and Exchange platform for telecom service providers. Through a single interface, iPass connects over 145 Wi-Fi network operators with certified WISPr interoperability in 124 countries and territories worldwide. iPass is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and a board member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. Additional information about iPass Open Mobile Exchange is available at ipass.com.
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 one million Wi-Fi hotspots across 111 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world – simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
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.
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