LONDON, Jul 27 (MARKET WIRE) —
iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility
services, today announced that Nokia is migrating to the iPass Open
Mobile Platform to provide enterprise mobility services for its
employees. Since 2005, Nokia has used iPass as part of its enterprise
mobility strategy for connecting mobile workers. This new contract makes
the iPass Open Mobile client the company-wide connection manager of
choice for all of Nokia’s employees worldwide, working remotely or via
on-campus Wi-Fi in the workplace.
The iPass Open Mobile Platform, launched earlier in 2010, enables
businesses to re-engineer their mobility costs with visibility,
predictability and control over their enterprise mobility services.
Enterprises can offer their employees a simple, secure and seamless
connectivity experience with an always-on, lightweight enterprise
connection manager that runs on the mobile device and instantly connects
employees to the best available network based on preset policies
including their location, 3G availability, and department and role within
the organization. Additionally, the new iPass OpenAccess service can
provide employees with instant access to thousands of validated free and
open Wi-Fi hotspots.
“Nokia has enjoyed a close relationship with iPass for some time, and
we’re happy to be moving to the new Open Mobile Platform,” commented
Teemu Hokkanen, Product Manager, Nokia. “We had significant input in some
of the key new features through the Beta program and we are delighted
that OMP is now being deployed. It is a natural progression for us to
migrate onto the new platform.”
“Nokia saw our vision from the very beginning. They have been a partner
in scoping and bringing together enterprise mobility services that meet
the needs of today’s mobile enterprise workforce,” said Evan Kaplan,
president and CEO of iPass. “With the iPass Open Mobile Platform, Nokia
is able to deliver its own company-wide enterprise mobility service
uniquely tailored to meet the requirements of its workforce.”
The iPass Mobile Network includes key wireless business venues such as 92
of the world’s 100 busiest airports and a total of 660 airports
worldwide. Users also have access to hotspots in over 30,000 hotels and
conference venues and more than 110,000 retail venues worldwide. In
addition, the iPass OpenAccess service adds tens of thousands of free
Wi-Fi locations to the iPass commercial footprint.
About iPass Inc.
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading
provider of enterprise mobility services with 3,500 customers, including
more than 420 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.
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