IPass and Nokia are developing iPass wireless connectivity software for the Nokia 9500, the Nokia 9300i and the Nokia Eseries devices

April 26, 2006

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. and ESPOO, Finland -- iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) and Nokia Enterprise Solutions today announced they are developing iPass wireless connectivity software for the Nokia 9500, the Nokia 9300i and the Nokia Eseries devices. Based on the award-winning iPassConnect(TM) universal client, this software will extend availability of the iPass secure remote access service to users of Nokia Business devices.

In addition, Nokia began a user pilot of the iPass Corporate Access service, ahead of a planned company-wide roll-out around the world later this quarter. Through the iPass service, Nokia plans to provide its remote and mobile employees with secure and reliable connectivity to company resources via the Internet.

The collaboration will initially focus on the development of a wireless connectivity client for select Nokia mobile business devices running on Series 80 and S60 software platforms. The client for the Nokia 9300i and the Nokia 9500 is expected to be available by the summer, while the client for the Nokia Eseries devices is scheduled for availability by the end of 2006. This will allow users of Nokia devices to access the world's largest Wi-Fi network, provided by iPass, for the first time. The iPassConnect client is also available for Windows, Mac and Windows Mobile operating systems.

"It goes without saying that remote and mobile working come as second nature to Nokia customers and employees," said Susan Macke, vice president, product marketing, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. "We recognize that ubiquitous connectivity and a simple and easy-to-use way of accessing resources remotely is paramount. The iPass service delivers intuitive wireless connectivity for Nokia business devices. Customers may conveniently and securely connect from thousands of global Wi-Fi access locations at premium business locations such as airports, hotels and convention centers," she added.

Users of the Wi-Fi enabled Nokia mobile business devices will be able to join the hundreds of thousands of active quarterly iPass users who can securely connect to the Internet and key corporate applications from approximately 50,000 Wi-Fi venues worldwide. The iPass service enables business users with PC's and Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones to securely access critical line of business applications and maximize their productivity, on the road, at home or in the office.

"Working with the world's leading mobile communications company is a strong validation of our strategy of a single universal service for all remote and mobile access. It marks a positive entry for us into the smart phone arena, and we believe that the iPass client software is ideally suited to deliver the simplicity and security that these devices require," said Joel Wachtler, senior vice president of marketing and strategy, iPass. "We are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with Nokia so that users of the Nokia mobile business devices can enhance productivity, regardless of their location, through the iPass global Wi-Fi hotspot network," he added.

iPass Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAS)

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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