|T-Mobile expands European WLAN Connectivity|
Posted: 03-Apr-2006 [Source: iPass]
[iPass partners with T-Mobile to incorporate European HotSpot network into the iPass global network providing access to over 8,000 new locations in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic.]
Redwood Shores, CA -- iPass Inc. today announced a partnership with T-Mobile to incorporate T-Mobile's and T-Com's European Wi-Fi hotspot networks into the iPass Global Broadband Roaming network. More than 800,000 unique quarterly iPass users are expected to benefit from access to over 8,000 new locations in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic.
The T-Mobile HotSpot and T-Com HotSpot networks include thousands of business-friendly locations that will enable iPass customers to connect quickly and securely to their company network. The T-Mobile HotSpot and T-Com HotSpot networks will soon be available to iPass customers at familiar venues throughout Europe, including Starbucks coffeehouses and international airports like London Heathrow and Frankfurt, in addition to existing U.S. T-Mobile HotSpot locations like Starbucks, Borders Books & Music stores, Hyatt Hotels and San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth international airports.
"Over the last 18 months the popularity of Wi-Fi has grown dramatically. We have reached a point where the usability, security and quality of our HotSpot service means that customers are demanding to use our network to get connected to their business," said Andre Stark, EVP of Business Marketing for T-Mobile International. "iPass is a truly visionary player in the enterprise connectivity market and one of our key strategic partners across the world. Our existing partnership with them in the US has been very successful and brought many customers to our network. We are looking forward to seeing the same impact in Europe," he added.
As part of the integration process, T-Mobile's and T-Com's European Wi-Fi hotspots will be put through the iPass Enterprise Ready certification program to ensure they are ready for use by iPass' customers. The venues will be tested to ensure network quality and service availability standards as well as interoperability with policy and security tools, such as virtual private networks, personal firewalls and anti-virus software.
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