iPass Open Mobile Platform to Set Enterprise Mobility Standard for Nokia Employees worldwide
iPass Open Mobile Client to be the enterprise connection manager of choice for all of Nokia employees working remotely or via on-campus Wi-Fi in the workplace
LONDON — 27 July, 2010 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that Nokia is migrating to the iPass Open Mobile Platform to provide enterprise mobility services for its employees. Since 2005, Nokia has used iPass as part of its enterprise mobility strategy for connecting mobile workers. This new contract makes the iPass Open Mobile Client the company-wide connection manager of choice for all of Nokia’s employees worldwide, working remotely or via on-campus Wi-Fi in the workplace.
The iPass Open Mobile Platform, launched earlier in 2010, enables businesses to re-engineer their mobility costs with visibility, predictability and control over their enterprise mobility services. Enterprises can offer their employees a simple, secure and seamless connectivity experience with an always-on, lightweight enterprise connection manager that runs on the mobile device and instantly connects employees to the best available network based on preset policies including their location, 3G availability, and department and role within the organization. Additionally, the new iPass OpenAccess service can provide employees with instant access to thousands of validated free and open Wi-Fi hotspots.
“Nokia has enjoyed a close relationship with iPass for some time and we’re happy to be moving to the new Open Mobile Platform,” commented Teemu Hokkanen, Product Manager, Nokia. “We had significant input in some of the key new features through the Beta program and we are delighted that OMP is now being deployed. It is a natural progression for us to migrate onto the new platform.”
“Nokia saw our vision from the very beginning. They have been a partner in scoping and bringing together enterprise mobility services that meet the needs of today’s mobile enterprise workforce,” said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of iPass. “With the iPass Open Mobile Platform, Nokia is able to deliver its own company-wide enterprise mobility service uniquely tailored to meet the requirements of its workforce.”
The iPass Mobile Network includes key wireless business venues such as 92 of the world’s 100 busiest airports and a total of 660 airports worldwide. Users also have access to hotspots in over 30,000 hotels and conference venues and more than 110,000 retail venues worldwide. In addition, the iPass OpenAccess service adds tens of thousands of free Wi-Fi locations to the iPass commercial footprint.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with 3,500 customers, including more than 420 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.