SOURCE: iPass Inc.

iPass Inc.

August 11, 2016 08:00 ET

iPass Extends Term of Its Partnership With Deutsche Telekom to Offer Inflight Wi-Fi on 12 Airlines

Partnership Makes iPass Available on 330 Long-Haul Aircraft for Three Additional Years

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2016) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that it has extended the term of its partnership with Deutsche Telekom AG to offer inflight Wi-Fi access to iPass customers on 12 international airlines. The new three-year agreement will make iPass available on 330 long-haul aircraft.

With this partnership iPass will be available to passengers on airlines including Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Etihad and American Airlines. The agreement further builds on iPass' existing relationship with Deutsche Telekom, which has more than 30,000 hotspots in Germany that are part of the iPass global network. 

"We are delighted to extend our partnership with Deutsche Telekom, and this a further endorsement of the value we offer service providers," said Patricia Hume, chief commercial officer at iPass. "This reaffirms iPass' commitment to providing unlimited and everywhere Wi-Fi access to our customers by extending our footprint across major airlines. We look forward to be working with Deutsche Telekom on further inflight opportunities in the future."

"Our continued partnership with iPass helps our airline customers to stay connected easily," said David Fox, Vice President In-Flight at Deutsche Telekom. "Inflight Wi-Fi continues to enjoy strong growth in usage, therefore seamless and convenient internet access is essential to delivering a superior customer experience to this ever-growing audience."

About iPass Inc.

iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world's largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 57 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines and around 18 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2015). The Group provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and Internet-based TV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has around 225,200 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 69.2 billion in the 2015 financial year -- around 64 percent of it outside Germany.