Zain Preps Global Wi-Fi Service With iPass

Zain Group to launch global Wi-Fi data roaming service based on iPass open mobile exchange

March 14, 2012

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KUWAIT -- Zain Group (KSE: Zain), a pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East, today announced it had signed an agreement with iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and telecom service providers, by which Zain will provide its mobile customers with global Wi-Fi data roaming services.

The Zain Group offering will leverage the iPass Open Mobile Exchange (iPass OMX) to provide customers with a global Wi-Fi roaming offering and access to the iPass Mobile Network, the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network at local rates.

“Zain is excited to work with iPass for this ground breaking Wi-Fi roaming service that will provide the ultimate flexibility to our customers travelling abroad,” said Hisham Akbar, Zain Group Chief Commercial Officer. “Our customers will be able to use their smartphones and tablets to affordably data roam on Wi-Fi in over 700,000 locations internationally with the convenience of being charged on their home bill – it’s a value added service that our mobile customers have desired in order to avert high data roaming charges.”

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