REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., February 10, 2014 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers, Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, and global aviation group, Lufthansa, today announced that iPass Open Mobile subscribers will be able to access broadband in-flight Wi-Fi services aboard Lufthansa aircrafts. This agreement sees the footprint of the iPass Open Mobile Network extended to include hotspots in over 100 planes in Lufthansa’s fleet.
Enabled through iPass’ relationship with Deutsche Telekom, iPass users can access the service on nearly every Lufthansa long-haul flight. The service is easy to use: iPass customers can connect via their iPass Open Mobile client, needing only to enter their usual log-in details. Business users are able to comply with VPN and endpoint security policies while in the air, while enterprises benefit from simplified billing by avoiding a separate in-flight Wi-Fi access charge.
“We are delighted to be working with Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom to provide our subscribers with an extended hotspot footprint. Now iPass Open Mobile subscribers not only have access to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network on land, but also in the air, with the biggest Wi-Fi enabled air fleet in the world,” commented Marcio Avillez – VP Network Services & Carrier Product Development, iPass. “We know that there is significant demand for in-flight Wi-Fi services to help business travellers stay connected and productive. By working with Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom, we can help our customers to work securely and productively throughout their business trips.”
“Deutsche Telekom is strengthening its position as a leading HotSpot provider offering innovative Wi-Fi access in more than 55.000 places such as cafés, hotels, restaurants but also including cars, trains, airports and aircraft. We are excited to have realized another step towards our vision of becoming the leading European telecommunications company by enabling very easy and convenient, smart client based Wi-Fi access in the sky together with our partners,” commented Antje Williams, Head of In-Flight at Deutsche Telekom.
About iPass Inc.:
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass delivers the world's largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With approximately 1.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots in over 130 countries and territories and millions of community hotspots around the globe, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world -- simply, securely and cost-effectively.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the WiFi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
About Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with 132 million mobile customers, over 32 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012).
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