Etisalat Group to Offer International Roaming Wi-Fi Service From
Wi-Fi Roaming Service Will Be Made Available to Subscribers in
Etisalat's Operating Countries; Service Will Be Available on iPhone,
iPad and Android-Based Devices
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/29/12 -- iPass Inc.
(NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and
telecom service providers, announced today that Etisalat (ADX:
ETISALAT) -- the Middle East's largest telecom operator with over 167
million subscribers in its markets -- has joined the iPass Open
Mobile Exchange (iPass OMX) to offer their consumer and enterprise
customers a global Wi-Fi data roaming service.
With frequent international journeys, business travelers and families
in the Middle East will be able to use their smartphones and tablets
to get connected at over a million Wi-Fi hotspots in the global iPass
network, at more affordable rates, fast connection speeds and more
"Etisalat is one of the global telecommunication industry's
innovation pacesetters. I am pleased we can increasingly use our
Group-wide strength to give our partner operators access to new
services demanded by customers," said Essa AlHaddad, Chief Commercial
Officer - Etisalat Group. "By joining the iPass Open Mobile Exchange,
Etisalat will enable our customers to move around the world with a
new cost-effective way of staying in touch with their businesses,
family and friends."
"As the Middle East's largest telecom operator, Etisalat continues to
lead in innovation and the company's technological expertise has
helped it secure subscribers across the Middle East, Africa and
Asia," said Steve Livingston, iPass senior vice president of carrier
development. "The iPass Open Mobile Exchange allows Etisalat to bring
a global Wi-Fi roaming solution into their product portfolio
supported by the world's largest Wi-Fi network that could alter the
way their consumers roam abroad in the future."
Etisalat operates in 16 countries with over 167 million subscribers.
The company initially expects to roll out the new service in the
United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria in 2012, followed by other
operating companies in their regions.
About iPass OMX
iPass OMX is the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi
nd Exchange platform for telecom service providers that
supplies connections to the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network.
Through a single interface, iPass connects over 140 Wi-Fi network
operators with certified WISPr interoperability in 113 countries and
territories worldwide. iPass is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance and a
board member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. Additional
information about iPass Open Mobile Exchange is available at
About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service
providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world's largest
commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform.
With more than one million Wi-Fi hotspots across 113 countries and
territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless
connectivity anywhere in the world -- simply, securely and
cost-effectively. Additional information is available at
www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
iPass(R) is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Open Mobile Exchange
is a trademark of iPass. Wi-Fi(R) is a registered trademark of the
Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective
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