FatPort Roams With RemotePipes

FatPort and RemotePipes announce Canadian WiFi Internet access roaming relationship

November 22, 2004

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VANCOUVER -- FatPort, an Ignition Point company, today announces that RemotePipes, Inc., a leading provider of global wireless Internet access solutions, has signed a distribution and roaming agreement to enable RemotePipes and their channel partner’s customers to connect to the Internet and corporate networks via the extensive FatPort Wireless Internet Access network.

IP Roamer Global Wireless Internet Access Service RemotePipes and FatPort have completed the integration of the FatPort network of Wi-Fi hotspots into the RemotePipes IP Roamer branded global Internet access network, which consists of over 25,000 global dial-up and Wi-Fi access points in 150 countries. RemotePipes is forecasting that the IP Roamer network will span over 35,000 dialup and WiFi zones and hotspots by the end of 2004 and well over 50,000 locations and hot spots by 2005.

"We're excited to be partnering with RemotePipes," states Claudia Ng, CEO of FatPort. "RemotePipes has a great reputation for serving companies and organizations with one to thousands of traveling and mobile users; spanning corporate, government, military, non-profit, and education entities. As a result, we expect to see a noticeable network useage increase – which is great for all FatPort locations.”

The IP Roamer remote access service encompasses all of the functionality of the RemotePipes TollFreeISP branded worldwide dial-up Internet access service that was launched in May 2003, while also adding access to a robust WiFi hot spot footprint and introducing an industry leading, customizable web-enabled reporting tool for small and medium sized companies (SME/SMB) called Accuporting®. Accuporting allows any company regardless of corporate size or structure to create real-time usage and cost tracking reports, identically tailored to their needs, delivering unprecedented transparency and visibility into the company’s remote access activities. Additionally, the IP Roamer client software enables wireless Internet access and corporate network connectivity via multiple access methods with a single sign on process. A customer simply needs to enter in a single username and password for authentication on the IP-Roamer global roaming network and the user is then able to access public or private IP networks at their leisure.

Eric Engbers, President of RemotePipes, remarks “Not all Wi-Fi networks are created equal. We want our customers to have the best wireless roaming experience possible which means a lot more than just adding hotspots. FatPort has the single largest and most reliable Wi-Fi network footprint in Canada today and that makes them an obvious choice for our IP Roamer service. We look forward to providing our growing worldwide customer base and our Canadian channel partners with FatPort’s Wi-Fi services.”

FatPort Corp.

RemotePipes Inc.

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