Regus Signs Global Wi-Fi Access Deal With iPass
Global Workplace Provider to Offer Customers Bundled Access to a Global Network of 18 Million Wi-Fi Hotspots
REDWOOD SHORES, CA., 19 February, 2015 — iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), providing cost-effective Wi-Fi access around the world for enterprises and other strategic partners, has today announced a deal with global workplace provider, Regus plc, to allow the company to offer its customers packages that come with bundled global Wi-Fi access. Regus operates more than 2,000 business centers in 104 countries and its on-site Wi-Fi is a key service for many of its customers. Through partnering with iPass, Regus will be able to provide their high value customers with bundled access to 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, including airports, hotels, restaurants and other public areas.
“We are always looking at ways to offer greater value to our customers and we see global Wi-Fi as a great differentiator,” said Andre Sharpe, Global Product and Business Development Director at Regus. “For many of our customers, their work extends beyond the boundaries of the office, so being able to stay connected is vital. Our partnership with iPass means that we can offer an enhanced service to our customers by giving them access to Wi-Fi all over the world, wherever they travel or chose to work.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Regus. This is another great example of a company seeing the value offering their key clients global Wi-Fi access,” said Steve Livingston, Senior Vice President, iPass. “Regus has recognised that more and more people work on the move. Recently, they’ve started offering their customers airport Workpods as a way to maximize their productivity while traveling. iPass is the perfect next step in extending their services to today’s business traveler. With iPass, Regus can offer their valued customers a cost-effective, easy to access Wi-Fi network with a global reach.”
The new Regus Wi-Fi service powered by iPass will be available to customers by summer 2015.
About iPass Inc.
iPass enables business travelers to stay connected by providing them with cost-effective and convenient global Wi-Fi access across smartphones, tablets and laptops. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network, covering over 120 countries and territories and selling to over 700 large corporations, telecom service providers and other strategic partners around the world. Through its cloud-based delivery model, iPass connects business travelers to over 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots in airports, airplanes, hotels and public areas. With the growing need for fast, high bandwidth connectivity, iPass lets business travelers stay close to what matters most while on the road including access to video, unified communications, web conferencing and other cloud-based apps.
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