iPass Increases Free Wi-Fi Footprint in Europe for its Enterprise Mobility Service
iPass OpenAccess provides businesses with predictability and control of their enterprise mobility costs
LONDON — January 27, 2011 — iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it has extended its free Wi-Fi service, called iPass® OpenAccess, to include Wi-Fi venues in Europe. OpenAccess gives mobile employees instant access to more than 20,000 validated and free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the United States, parts of Asia and now Europe. OpenAccess is part of the iPass Mobile Network, the world’s largest mobile network with more than 260,000 Wi-Fi venues.
As part of the expansion, iPass has added free Wi-Fi venues at leading hotels, airports (such as Lisbon Airport and Vienna International Airport), transportation hubs (such as London St. Pancras International Rail Station), cafes, and municipal Wi-Fi locations in Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Tallinn, Estonia. With the iPass Open Mobile Platform, mobile workers can connect instantly and securely to the iPass Mobile Network without having to navigate walled garden web pages or disclose personal, time-consuming information.
“Increasingly, carriers are moving to tiered-pricing data plans, at the same time mobile device innovations are improving screen resolutions, video capabilities and ultimately driving increased data demands and usage by mobile users,” said Rene Hendrikse, vice president of EMEA at iPass. “Our customers are demanding more predictability and control of their enterprise mobility costs. With the expansion of our OpenAccess service we are increasing the opportunities for our customers to leverage the growing free Wi-Fi footprint and ultimately decrease mobility costs within their organizations.”
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.
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