iPass and Orange Business Services Partner to Deliver Enterprise Mobility Services to Enterprises Worldwide
Global communications solutions integrator to develop and market new enterprise mobility solution based on the iPass Open Mobile platform as part of its portfolio
LONDON— 8 March, 2011 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced an extended agreement with Orange Business Services, a leading global communications solutions integrator. Orange Business Services will offer the iPass Open Mobile platform, a cloud-based services delivery system, as part of its enterprise mobility solution. Delivering unrivaled choice in access, devices and services, the solution will help Orange Business Services customers to keep up with the pace of innovation while driving down the cost of mobility.
Orange Business Services plans to deploy the iPass Open Mobile platform as the engine within its own Business Everywhere solution. After successfully using iPass enterprise mobility services within its solution for CAC40 and multinational enterprises, Orange Business Services is also expanding the agreement to meet rising demand from its wider portfolio across smaller enterprises, where the pain of overcoming mobility challenges is just as acute.
“As a large carrier, Orange Business Services has high standards for both its service levels to customers and the strength of the technology we underpin those services with. We had no hesitation in relying on iPass to extend our Business Everywhere solution to smaller-enterprises having worked with iPass for a number of years,” said Jeroen van Brussel, vice president International Mobility & Global Solutions MNC at Orange Business Services. “Well planned, executed and managed mobility services should not just be for those within the realms of the upper echelons of business but rather be available to all. With demand steadily rising, we’re looking forward to offering our iPass-powered service to a wider section of our customer base.”
“Orange Business Services has been a key strategic partner for iPass, and this latest agreement reflects our successful partnership and also the vision we share for providing businesses with an enterprise-class connectivity solution,” said Rene Hendrikse, vice president of iPass EMEA. “As its name suggests, our Open Mobile Platform was designed with an open architecture to allow partners like Orange Business Services to define their own mobility services based on their customers’ needs.”
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. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. With 131.8 million customers, the Orange brand now covers internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates. At the end of 2009, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 50.9 billion euros, including its activities in the United Kingdom, and at Dec. 31, 2009, the Group had a customer base of almost 193 million customers in 32 countries. These include 132.6 million mobile customers and 13.5 million broadband internet (ADSL) customers worldwide. Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number two provider of broadband internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Open Mobile is a trademark of iPass Inc. Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Personal Communications Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.