REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced a partnership with Tata Communications. Under the terms of the partnership, Tata Communications will harness iPass’ global Wi-Fi access and related features and functions through the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK). The iPass SmartConnect SDK enables enterprises, operators and solution vendors to incorporate iPass global mobile connectivity into their mobile applications or any device.
The partnership with iPass will provide Tata Communications’ mobile network operator and app service provider customers with an easy and secure way to access the iPass Wi-Fi network, the largest and fastest growing network of its kind, with more than 53 million hotspots in more than 120 countries.
“Our partnership with Tata Communications gives us an opportunity to expand our reach while empowering Tata Communications customers with the technology to access the world’s largest network for mobile connectivity,” said Gary Griffiths, president and CEO of iPass. “Tata Communications has massive global brand recognition, counting more than 900 MNOs and MVNOs among its customers. It’s extremely rewarding – and humbling – to see that Tata Communications views Wi-Fi connectivity as a strategic component of its service offering, and has chosen iPass as the partner to deliver Wi-Fi connectivity services to its customers.“
iPass Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAS)