iPass Wi-Fi footprint Grows in India with Spectranet
iPass increases Wi-Fi hotspot coverage in 10 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and throughout Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
London — July 27, 2011 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for enterprises and service providers, today announced that it has expanded the iPass Mobile Network in India with Spectranet, a pioneer of wireless broadband with Wi-Fi coverage in key locations within ten major Indian municipalities.
“Business travel is increasing in India and our partnership with iPass will allow enterprise users to connect to Wi-Fi coverage in hotels, commercial office spaces, malls and markets,” said the head of Spectranet Marketing and Product Development, Sunando Bhattachary. “In India, the last-mile is the biggest challenge in getting a quality connection, which is why Spectranet invested heavily in our own fiber-optic network.”
“Thanks to our Spectranet partnership, iPass has extended our Wi-Fi network within strategic locations in India,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president of Network Services at iPass. “Indira Gandhi International Airport is the eighth largest airport in the world with over 25 million passengers traveling each year enabling many iPass users to connect to a stable and secure network there and throughout the country.”
With the iPass Open Mobile platform, a cloud-based services delivery system, enterprises can enable mobile workers 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.
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 www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.