REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, and Uber today announced an extension of their partnership to provide international Uber riders with free Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro. First announced on August 5, 2016, the partnership provides Uber riders with unlimited access to more than 1,160 iPass commercial hotspots in Rio de Janeiro. The promotion will now run through September 30.
Across the Brazilian city, iPass connects people where they want by offering Wi-Fi coverage in luxury hotels, popular districts, iconic Copacabana and Ipanema, and near the topical sporting event venues.
"Our partnership with iPass has been a great success, helping us accomplish the mission of helping locals and visitors to move around Rio at the touch of a button," said Gui Telles, General Manager of Uber Brazil.
"The success of our partnership with Uber has far exceeded our expectations," said Gary Griffiths, president and CEO of iPass. "This alliance underscores the tremendous synergy between iPass and Uber: both companies are committed to connecting people whenever and wherever they are. We both leverage existing networks to reduce friction and improve productivity for our customers. Uber has set the standard for disrupting a traditional business model with one of the new service economy, and iPass is happy to follow Uber's lead."
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.
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