iPass Extends Mobile Network Service with Magyar Telecom Partnership
Partnership helps to push iPass Mobile Network over 143,000 locations
London — June 3, 2010 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced further expansion of its European Wi-Fi footprint through a partnership with Hungary’s biggest telecom services provider, Magyar Telekom. A total of almost 500 access points have been integrated into the iPass Mobile Network service, with over 150 in the Hungarian capital of Budapest alone, and are now available to over 3,500 global iPass enterprise customers.
iPass’ in-country customer base and multi-national end-users will benefit from simple and cost-effective connectivity in well over 100 business hotels, including leading chains such as Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis and Novotel, as well as the international airport in Budapest, through which 8 million passengers passed in 2009. Other key hotspots around Hungary include cafés, restaurants, public hotspots and various retail venues. With iPass, mobile employees can gain access to a single, unified connection experience over multiple access technologies and across multiple device types around the world.
“As Hungary’s largest telecom services provider, we pride ourselves in offering the best possible connectivity to both our customers and partners and are pleased to extend the benefits of our service to iPass customers,” said Kiss Péter, product manager at Magyar Telekom. “With access to a vast number of hotspots, including Budapest’s international airport, both local and global iPass users will be able to experience a fast and reliable connection and enjoy increased productivity when doing business in Hungary.”
The iPass Mobile Network includes key business venues such as 89 of the world’s 100 busiest airports and a total of 643 airports worldwide, as well as over 31,000 hotels and conference venues and over 110,000 retail venues worldwide.
“iPass sees great potential in our partnership with Magyar Telekom as we work together to improve and expand global enterprise mobility services into Hungary for both the local and global roaming customer base,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president, network products, iPass. “With partnerships such as this, we are able to provide our users with ubiquitous and secure connectivity through our network, which now stands at over 143,000 hotspots in total.”
iPass customers can access the iPass Mobile Network service from a broad range of devices including Windows and Apple PCs as well as BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996 iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with over 3,500 customers, including more than 370 of the Forbes Global 2000. The company’s mission is to be the voice of the enterprise in the market for mobility services by providing solutions that simply, smartly and openly facilitate access from any device on any network, while providing the visibility and control necessary to contain spiraling mobility costs, maximize mobile user productivity and maintain security in a world where consumers drive enterprise IT. For more information, visit www.iPass.com or follow iPass on Twitter at www.twitter.com/iPass.
About Magyar Telekom
Magyar Telekom is Hungary’s biggest provider of telecom services. It provides a full range of telecommunications and info communications (ICT) services including fixed line and mobile telephony, data transmission and non-voice as well as IT and systems integration services. The business activities of Magyar Telekom are managed by two business units: Consumer services (the home-related services brand T-Home and the mobile communications brand T-Mobile) and Business services (T-Systems brand). Magyar Telekom is the majority owner of Makedonski Telekom, the leading fixed line and mobile operator in Macedonia and it holds a majority stake in Crnogorski Telekom, the leading telecommunications operator in Montenegro. Magyar Telekom’s majority shareholder (59.21%) is MagyarCom Holding GmbH, fully owned by Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information visit www.telekom.hu.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.