iPass Adds 51,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots to Footprint in South Korea with SK Telecom
iPass Mobile Network grows to over 580,000 Wi-Fi hotspots globally
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – September 6, 2011 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and service providers, today announced that it has expanded the iPass Mobile Network in South Korea through its partnership with SK Telecom, the leading wireless telecom operator in South Korea. With the addition of 51,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, enterprise mobile employees and roaming service provider partners now have access to more than 580,000 Wi-Fi venues worldwide.
“South Korea has long been a leader when it comes to mobile broadband,” said SK Telecom’s Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Marketing Office, Kim Sun Jung. “SK Telecom made the decision to extend our Wi-Fi services, and the addition of 51,000 hotspots is a direct outcome of that effort. We will continue to evolve our wireless network by boosting our network capacity and deploying more Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.”
“SK Telecom is one of the most innovative mobile service providers in the world and South Korea is an important market for business travelers to connect at airports, hotels, convention centers, restaurants and office locations,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president of Network Services at iPass. “Through our established SK Telecom partnership we are now able to offer iPass enterprise customers greater Wi-Fi access via smartphones, tablets and laptops for mobile employees who are roaming.”
With the iPass Open Mobile platform, a cloud-based services delivery system, enterprises can enable mobile employees to seamlessly connect their laptops, smartphones and tablets to the iPass Mobile Network—the world’s largest authenticated Wi-Fi network—while ensuring IT departments have complete visibility and control of network usage, security and costs wherever their employees travel.
For Service Providers
iPass OMX is a Wi-Fi exchange that quickly authenticates wireless subscribers to preferred Wi-Fi networks around the globe by leveraging iPass existing global data centers. iPass OMX offers ‘zero-click’ mobile data offload services with domestic and international data roaming between 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. The Wi-Fi exchange also simplifies and expedites the process of bilateral network connectivity between service providers, increasing their speed to market, optimizing network costs and operations while also allowing them to monetize Wi-Fi only devices that have been traditionally out of reach.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) manages mobile connectivity for large enterprises and global service providers through mobility and cloud services. With thousands of enterprise customers, iPass is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services which simply, smartly and openly facilitate access from any device on any network, while providing IT with the visibility and control necessary to support the demands of the enterprise workforce. iPass also provides Wi-Fi exchange services robust enough to support both the business and mass market requirements of service providers. Additional information is available at http:/or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
About SK Telecom
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM, KSE: 017670) is Korea’s leading telecommunications provider with more than 25 million subscribers, which accounts for more than 50% of the total market. The company established in 1984, reached KRW 12.46 trillion in revenue in 2010. SK Telecom was the first to launch and commercialize CDMA, CDMA 2000 1x, CDMA EV-DO and HSDPA networks, and it currently provides cellular, wireless internet, mobile media, global roaming service and more. For more information, please visit www.sktelecom.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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