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iPass and T-Mobile Agree on Wi-Fi Access Across Europe

Posted on 4-Apr-2006 10:49 | Filed under: News


iPass Inc. has announced a partnership with T-Mobile to incorporate T-Mobile's and T-Com's European Wi-Fi hotspot networks into the iPass Global Broadband Roaming network.

More than 800,000 unique quarterly iPass users are expected to benefit from access to over 8,000 new locations in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic.

The T-Mobile HotSpot and T-Com HotSpot networks will soon be available to iPass customers at familiar venues throughout Europe, including Starbucks coffeehouses and international airports like London Heathrow and Frankfurt, in addition to existing U.S. T-Mobile HotSpot locations like Starbucks, Borders Books & Music stores, Hyatt Hotels and San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth international airports.

As part of the integration process, T-Mobile's and T-Com's European Wi-Fi hotspots will be put through the iPass Enterprise Ready certification program to ensure they are ready for use by iPass' customers. The venues will be tested to ensure network quality and service availability standards as well as interoperability with policy and security tools, such as virtual private networks, personal firewalls and anti-virus software.