LONDON, Jun 15 (MARKET WIRE) —
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility
services, today announced a partnership with Telenor Norway that will
expand the iPass Mobile Network through the addition of 200 hotspots in
Norway. Telenor’s Norway’s network will become available to mobile
employees at iPass’ 3,500 enterprise customers.
iPass customers benefit from widely available and reliable wired and
wireless connectivity, without having to pay international roaming
charges, and this partnership will extend these benefits to business
travellers in Norway. Included among Telenor Norway’s 200 hotspots are
leading business hotel groups including Choice Hotel Group, Thon and
Before being integrated into the iPass Mobile Network, the Telenor
hotspots completed rigorous certification, which includes testing the
hotspots against availability and interoperability with policy and
security tools, including a comprehensive range of virtual private
networks, personal firewalls and anti-virus software used by business
“At Telenor Norway we see the co-operation with iPass as a means of
providing even better mobile connectivity services for an important
segment of international business customers. iPass clearly delivers a
solution which caters to the needs of business travellers and enterprises
looking to keep their mobile employees connected, and this co-operation
will enable iPass’ customers easy access to Telenor’s hotspots across
Norway,” said Bjorn Martin Worsoe, marketing director, Telenor Norway.
“Norway is an important business destination in its own right, as well as
an important hub for companies looking to do business in the wider Nordic
region,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president, network products, iPass.
“As a result, demand for business grade connectivity in the region
continues to grow and this partnership extends the benefits of our iPass
network to mobile workers doing business in Norway, giving them a simple
and smart connectivity option.”
The iPass hotspot footprint includes key business venues including 89 of
the world’s top 100 busiest airports and a total of 643 airports
worldwide as well as over 31,000 hotels and conference venues and over
110,000 retail venues worldwide.
iPass customers can access the iPass Mobile Network service from a broad
range of devices including Windows and Apple PCs as well as Blackberry,
iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading
provider of enterprise mobility services with over 3,500 customers,
including more than 370 of the Forbes Global 2000. The company’s mission
is to be the voice of the enterprise in the market for mobility services
by providing solutions that simply, smartly and openly facilitate access
from any device on any network, while providing the visibility and
control necessary to contain spiraling mobility costs, maximize mobile
user productivity and maintain security in a world where consumers drive
enterprise IT. For more information, visit www.iPass.com or follow iPass
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/iPass.
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Telenor is an international
provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication
services. Telenor is one of Norway’s largest companies with revenues in
2008 of approx. NOK 110 billion (including Kyivstar) and a work force of
more than 40,000 domestically and abroad. Telenor is listed at the Oslo
Stock Exchange (TEL). For more information about the Telenor Group,
please visit www.telenor.com.
iPass(R) is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. iPassConnect(TM) and
iPass Mobile Office(TM) are trademarks of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi(R) is a
registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Tel: +44 (0) 208 392 4066
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