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August 05, 2016 13:28 ET

iPass and Uber Join Forces to Provide International Uber Riders With Free Wi-Fi Access in Rio de Janeiro

Partnership Will Help Tourists and Locals Move Around the City in a Reliable and Accessible Way at the Touch of a Button

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2016) -  iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, and Uber today announced a partnership to provide international Uber riders with free Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the partnership, iPass will provide Uber riders with access to more than 1160 iPass commercial hotspots in Rio de Janeiro. Starting immediately, the promotion will run until August 21.

Within the Brazilian city, iPass boasts a notable footprint, with Wi-Fi coverage in elite hotels, in tourist-friendly neighborhoods, Copacabana and Ipanema, and near popular sporting venues.

"Mobility is a major challenge during an event of this magnitude," said Gui Telles, General Manager of Uber in Brazil. "To help Uber riders have a seamless experience, we are partnering with iPass to provide access to Wi-Fi all around Rio."

"We are extremely excited to be working with Uber to provide Wi-Fi access to its international rider base in Rio," said Gary Griffiths, president and CEO of iPass. "Like Uber, iPass is in the business of connecting people. And therefore, we see this as a natural partnership."

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 Uber

For more information on using Uber in Rio check out: http://t.uber.com/riotips.