iPass Offers Mobile Workers Greater Network Coverage With Skyrove Wi-Fi Partnership in South Africa


Partnership Gives Mobile Employees Access to 650 New Wireless Hotspots in Major South African Cities

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it has integrated Skyrove, South Africa’s largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot network provider, into the iPass Mobile Network. With over 650 Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile employees can get connected in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban and avoid the high cost of roaming charges.

With one simple sign-on for multiple devices, such as Android and Apple smartphones, laptops and tablets, iPass mobile employees can use the Skyrove network as part of their existing iPass enterprise mobility services — connecting transparently, efficiently and without the need to provide time-consuming billing details.

“Expanding the iPass Mobile Network with proven partners, such as Skyrove, enables mobile employees a seamless connectivity experience wherever they travel in the world,” said Marcio Avillez, vice president of network products at iPass. “Skyrove delivers a fully managed solution enabling iPass users to take full advantage of a master connection manager to conduct business as if they were in the office.”

“South Africa’s major cities have emerged as one of the most significant influences in conducting business in the region and by becoming part of the global iPass Mobile Network Skyrove offers the mobile enterprise employee the opportunity to remain connected and productive throughout these Cityscapes,” said Henk Kleynhans, Founder and CEO of Skyrove. “As part of the iPass Mobile Network we’re enabling enterprises to manage costs and keep mobile workers productive and happy.”

About iPass Inc.

Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with 4,500 customers, including more than 420 of the Forbes Global 2000. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog. 

About Skyrove

Skyrove is South Africa’s largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot network with over 650 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the country. The company is made up of a team of dedicated technical staff, engineers, sales and marketing people whose main aim is to bring the fastest, most efficient Wi-Fi solution for customers throughout South Africa.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Other company names and product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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