iPass Inc., the Wi-Fi roaming services provider for enterprises and telecom service providers, has announced that the iPass Mobile Network includes more than one million commercial Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide that its channel partners have access through the iPass Open Mobile platform to offer their customers the ability to roam without fear of bill shock and high data roaming costs.
"IT solution providers are increasingly valuable for enterprise as corporate IT departments move from a world of IT control to IT sponsorship," said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO at iPass. "We live in a real-time connected world where devices are cheap but networks are increasingly expensive. It's not only the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) conundrum that needs to be resolved; enterprises need to bring their own Wi-Fi network."
"Our one million commercial Wi-Fi hotspots represent a million revenue opportunities for the channel. Every time customers connect to the iPass network our channel partners can see revenue benefits," said René Hendrikse, iPass vice president EMEA. "Employees today are mobile and increasingly using more Wi-Fi networks. Coupled with the emergence of a BYOD culture, IT departments are struggling to manage mobility costs and ensure corporate data is secure. For resellers, systems integrators and IT service providers this creates a massive opportunity to sell access to the world's largest commercial grade Wi-Fi network and associated services."
The iPass Mobile Network is the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform with over 60,000 hotels, 2,600 airports, thousands of daily flights and over 60,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots. For enterprise customers, it provides seamless access to a million hotspots using a single login based on the user's existing corporate credentials avoiding costly roaming charges and expensive Wi-Fi day passes.