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iPass Provides Wi-Fi Coverage in South Africa with WirelessG Partnership

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iPass Provides Wi-Fi Coverage in South Africa with WirelessG Partnership

  1. 1. iPass Provides Wi-Fi Coverage in South Africa withWirelessG PartnershipLondon (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 iPass? Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, todayannounced a substantial expansion of its Wi-Fi? network in South Africa through a partnershipwith WirelessG, the countrys largest Wi-Fi hotspot aggregator. Visitors to the area will benefitfrom easy and secure connectivity at over 500 new hotspot locations through their iPass MobileOffice service. The WirelessG locations have already been integrated into iPass global networkand are now available to employees at more than 3,500 iPass enterprise customers.The WirelessG relationship almost doubled the number of hotspots available from iPass inSouth Africa to a total of 1,000 and has become part of the iPass global network spanningnearly 140,000 broadband locations in 83 countries. Key locations include the JohannesburgO.R. Thambo International Airport, Loftus Stadium in Pretoria, and hotspots in hotels fromchains such as Mercure, Premier, Southern Sun, Garden Court, as well as over 200 caf?s andrestaurants.We are excited to partner with a strong front-runner in the market such as WirelessG, said Ren?Hendrikse, vice president, Europe at iPass. As South Africa is hosting the World Cup next year,we wanted to prepare for the significant increase in travellers looking to connect in this region.WirelessG is a key player and this partnership reflects how the global Wi-Fi landscape isconstantly developing.Roelof Terblans, director, business development of WirelessG, said We are very happy to bringsomething new to the table following the partnership established with iPass. We are continuingto improve our users mobile Internet experience by going one step further to render a top qualityand fast internet service.The partnership extends iPass ability to deliver affordable and secure seamless connectivity forbusiness users in the major travel hubs around the world. iPass users are able to log onto theInternet and access critical corporate data at WirelessG hotspot locations via the iPassConnectmobility manager software. This helps businesses save money by avoiding the expense of Wi-Fihotspot vouchers or international data roaming charges when connecting via 3G outside theirhome country. iPass enterprise-grade mobility management also ensures adherence to securitypolicies and centralised control of remote access for IT departments. 1/3
  2. 2. Before becoming fully integrated, the WirelessG hotspot network has undergone the iPassEnterprise Ready certification process. This involves testing the hotspots for high availability aswell as interoperability with policy and security tools, including a comprehensive range of virtualprivate networks, personal firewalls and anti-virus software packages.About iPass Inc.iPass helps enterprises and individuals unify the management of remote and mobileconnectivity. With iPass software and services, enterprise customers can create easy-to-usewireless and broadband solutions for their mobile workers, home offices, and branch and retaillocations, complete with web-based management, security validation, and unified billing. MobileIndividuals get global business-class connectivity in a simple and affordable package. iPassofferings are powered by its leading global virtual network, award-winning mobility managersoftware, and in-the-cloud platform. The iPass global virtual network unifies hundreds ofwireless, broadband and dial-up providers in over 165 countries. Hundreds of Global 2000companies rely on iPass services, including Ford, Nokia, and Procter and Gamble. Founded in1996, iPass is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices throughout NorthAmerica, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at http://www.iPass.com.About WirelessGWirelessG is a leader in broadband technology specialising in Wi-Fi and converged services.We are proud to be the largest Hotspot aggregator in Africa and one of the top three globally.WirelessGs Wi-Fi offers customers unparalleled and affordable global and local roamingcapabilities, empowering users to connect at over 110 000 hotspots. Converged broadbandtechnologies are available through WirelessGs state of the art platform and include3G/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, DSL, WiMax and Wi-Fi. More information is available athttp://www.wirelessg.co.za.Pass? is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. iPassConnect and iPass Mobile Office aretrademarks of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi? is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.### 2/3
  3. 3. Related Johannesburg South Africa Hotels Near Airport Press Releases More information on South African experience at : http://southafricanexperience.com/ipass-provides-wi-fi-coverage-in-south-africa-with-wirelessg-p artnership/ 3/3Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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