T-Mobile USA Leverages iPass Open Mobile Platform for New Global Corporate Access Solution
T-Mobile GCA Combines Wi-Fi Calling Support with iPass Enterprise Mobility Management Features and more than 600,000 Global Hotspots
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., October 19, 2011 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and service providers, announced today that T-Mobile USA, Inc. selected the iPass Open Mobile Platform and the iPass Mobile Network as key pieces in their new T-Mobile® Global Corporate Access (GCA) solution for multinational corporations (MNCs), U.S. enterprises, and government agencies.
The iPass Open Mobile Platform will give customers of T-Mobile’s GCA solutions both insight and control over definition and management of mobility services while providing users authenticated and seamless connectivity. These management features can be accessed by T-Mobile GCA customers from across the globe over the more than 600,000 domestic and international hotspots that are part of the iPass Mobile Network.
In combination with T-Mobile’s unique Wi-Fi calling features, the new T-Mobile GCA solution further helps business and government customers enhance coverage, improve productivity, and reduce domestic and international mobility costs when accessing available hotspots across the globe.
“Wireless carriers are looking to meet the unique demands of the mobile workforce to help manage access, security, and seamless movement between cellular and Wi-Fi networks around the world regardless of whether it’s connecting a laptop, smartphone or tablet device,” said Kevin Murray, vice president of product marketing at iPass. “With the unique combination of the platform management functionality and global Wi-Fi footprint of the iPass Open Mobile platform, the new T-Mobile GCA solution is a compelling offering for business and government customers looking to manage increasingly complex and costly enterprise mobility needs.”
“Today’s CIOs and IT executives are trying to grow their businesses while controlling the rising mobility costs incurred by a growing population of corporate ‘road warriors’ carrying multiple devices,” said Frank Sickinger, vice president, B2B, MNC and Federal Government Sales at T-Mobile USA. “Key elements in our new T-Mobile GCA solution, the iPass Open Mobile Platform and global network help these corporate and government decision makers better balance these objectives with robust visibility, delivery and management capabilities across a wealth of global access points.”
Additional information about iPass Open Mobile is available at /enterprise-mobility/.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) manages mobile connectivity for large enterprises and global carriers 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 in-country and international Wi-Fi off-load and roaming services robust enough to support both the business and mass market requirements of telecom carriers. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.