SOURCE: iPass Inc.

August 14, 2007 08:00 ET

iPass Joins the WiMAX Forum®

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a global provider of services that unify the management of enterprise mobility, today announced that is has joined the WiMAX Forum®. WiMAX™ allows high-speed Internet access from laptops and other mobile devices over larger distances than previous technologies such as Wi-Fi. iPass' membership formalizes the relationships and work the company has conducted over the years with key WiMAX Forum members.

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit organization comprising more than 470 companies committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products. WiMAX products are designed to deliver wireless broadband services to both residential customers and businesses by creating economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products.

"iPass is committed to providing our customers with the widest range of connectivity options for their distributed and mobile workforce. WiMAX is emerging as an important technology for providing broadband wireless access in both fixed and mobile environments," said Barbara Nelson, vice-president of architecture and design at iPass. "Our membership in the WiMAX Forum is focussed on ensuring that the needs of enterprises for performance, compatibility, and security are met as this new technology moves into the mainstream."

Using iPass software and services, companies can provide their global workforce with the industry's broadest variety of remote and mobile access choices. Currently the iPass global virtual network covers more than 175 countries and includes 3G mobile data, 80,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, fixed broadband connections and dial-up networks. Access is unified through a universal software client that provides single sign-on to the Internet and corporate VPN, security validation and device management.

A complete list of current WiMAX Forum members is found here:

About iPass Inc.

iPass helps enterprises unify the management of remote and mobile connectivity and devices. With iPass software and services, customers can create easy-to-use broadband solutions for their mobile workers, home offices, and branch and retail locations complete with device management, security validation, and unified billing. iPass offerings are powered by its leading global virtual network, on-demand management platform, and award-winning client software. Hundreds of Global 2000 companies rely on iPass services, including HSBC, Akzo Nobel, Nokia, and Reuters. Founded in 1996, iPass is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc.

About WiMAX Forum®

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Global Congress Events Series of premier trade shows and conferences, the WiMAX Forum is committed to offering a hands-on business and education experience with meaningful networking opportunities to drive worldwide adoption of WiMAX technology and deliver wireless broadband Internet services anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit the trade show link at

"WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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