REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and telecom service providers, today announced the launch of the dtac wifi roaming solution from dtac, a leading mobile network operator in Thailand. iPass Open Mobile Exchange (iPass OMX) and the iPass Mobile Network provide the technology underpinnings for the new dtac package from Deutsche Telekom's Wi-Fi Mobilize offering.
With more than 23 million subscribers, dtac is now enabled to offer its customers a seamless global Wi-Fi service on Android smartphones and tablets along with the iPhone and iPad.
"dtac leads the roaming market with a peace-of-mind experience strategy in 2012, by launching a data roaming service for our customers when they travel," said Petter Pedersen, Division Head - Corporate & International Business, dtac. "Our smartphone travelers can access internet abroad with no more bill shock from the new data roaming offers for all roaming networks used in 50 countries, and enjoy fast speed with unlimited volume from dtac wifi roaming in 120 countries worldwide.
"Deutsche Telekom's Wi-Fi Mobilize solution is enabling frontrunners like dtac to offer a reliable data transmission complement to 2G and 3G mobile data networks at a reasonable price," said Holger Magnussen, senior vice president of Deutsche Telekom's International Carrier Sales & Solutions. "dtac is delighted about the fast and easy implementation of Wi-Fi Mobilize and the solution fits perfectly to their current initiative to extend their own national wireless network. dtac customers using the Deutsche Telekom Wi-Fi roaming service benefit from the simple access to a growing footprint of over 780,000 hotspots in 120 countries around the world."
"At a time when many mobile operators are struggling to differentiate their service, dtac is clearly an innovation leader in providing new value to consumers who often refrain from data roaming due to the high costs," said Steve Livingston, senior vice president of carrier development at iPass. "We are delighted that Deutsche Telekom has chosen iPass Open Mobile to create Wi-Fi Mobilize that serves dtac and other customers with a pioneering solution. Wi-Fi Mobilize allows dtac a quick and effective implementation that will help drive down the costs of customers' data roaming bills and ultimately encourage more consumers to use Wi-Fi more intensively."
Deutsche Telekom's use of iPass OMX for Wi-Fi Mobilize demonstrates the high quality of the iPass solution. iPass continues to lead the market in delivering mobile operators an essential platform to acquire new revenues and drive customer acquisition and retention through the creation of high-value Wi-Fi services.
About iPass OMX
iPass OMX is the leading telecom service provider Wi-Fi exchange that helps to increase mobile network capacity quickly and cost-effectively by providing carriers with access to the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network through a single interface, connecting more than 140 Wi-Fi network operators with certified WISPr interoperability in 120 countries and territories worldwide. For more information about iPass Open Mobile Exchange visit: http://www3.ipass.com/open-mobile-exchange
Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (dtac) is a leading mobile network operator in Thailand, currently serving over 23.4 million subscribers. It was founded in August 1989, and, for the last ten years, has accumulatively invested over 130 billion baht in Thailand to strengthen its business by continuously upgrading its technology and improving the quality of its service. For more information about dtac (SET: DTAC), please visit www.dtac.co.th.
About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), an integral part of Deutsche Telekom's International Businesses unit within the Europe organization, is the global communications enabler of the Deutsche Telekom Group and more than 700 external customers worldwide. As one of the largest carriers in the world, ICSS provides global voice communication, Internet connectivity to millions of eyeballs, and global roaming and messaging on next generation platforms, as well as smart content distribution, media exchange, and virtual carrier solutions. The international customers of ICSS experience seamless service provisioning, including global reach, and the highest quality. The variety of solutions provided by ICSS is based on an expanding ultramodern infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom's international network. For further information, see www.telekom-icss.com
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 more than 780,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across 120 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world -- simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Open Mobile Exchange and OMX are trademarks of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.