DOHA, QATAR & REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 24, 2017 – iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, has announced that Ooredoo Global Services, the wholesale arm of world’s fastest growing telecommunications company Ooredoo, will be providing global Wi-Fi services to its customers across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia using the iPass SmartConnect™ SDK. The service is set to launch in Q1 2018.
Ooredoo plans to offer its 138 million customers, located across 10 countries, access to global Wi-Fi either as a standalone service or as part of existing mobile roaming packages. The new service will provide Ooredoo customers with simple, secure and unlimited Wi-Fi access to millions of hotspots worldwide. Through offering global Wi-Fi, Ooredoo aims to provide a leading digital experience to its customers across the company’s footprint.
Khalid Al Mansouri, chief operating officer, Ooredoo Global Services said: “As a company, we are committed to delivering the best data experience to our customers who are becoming increasingly centred on digital services. With iPass, our customers will have unlimited Wi-Fi access to millions of hotspots around the world at affordable rates, which will definitely enhance their digital experience and allow them to enjoy the internet even more.”
“We are delighted to be working with Ooredoo to bring global Wi-Fi access to customers in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Mato Petrusic, vice president, EMEA at iPass. “The iPass SmartConnect SDK makes it incredibly easy for network operators to integrate global Wi-Fi into their existing services. With more customers using roaming services, global Wi-Fi connectivity can prove to be a key differentiator for mobile network operators.”
About iPass Inc.
iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 62 million hotspots in more than 180 countries and territories where iPass customers have connected successfully at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 138 million customers and generated revenues of USD 33 billion as of 31 December 2016. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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