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iPass Announces International Wi-Fi Roaming Agreements

Thursday 4 December 2003 10:23 CET | News

iPass has launched roaming agreements with Swisscom Eurospot, ADP Telecom of France, and NetNearU.

Once network integration is complete, the networks covered by these agreements will provide iPass customers with high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access at significant business-oriented hotspot locations across the globe, including the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY) airports in Paris; Paddington Station in London; and hotels, restaurants and other venues throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The ADP Telecom network of hotspots includes the Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris; the Palais des Congres de Paris, one of the largest convention centers in Paris; hotels in the Alliance Hospitality hotel network, which operates the Holiday Inn brand; and the Concorde Lafayette Hotel, with 1,000 rooms. This is the first roaming agreement of this kind for ADP Telecom. With over 1,500 hotspots, Swisscom Eurospot is the leading Pan-European provider of broadband Internet for business-oriented hotspots at locations including, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Movenpick, and Steigenberger hotels; airports in Munich, Germany and Brussels, Belgium; and train stations, such as Paddington Station in London. Currently, Swisscom Eurospot is offering its broadband Internet access service in Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, and Italy. iPass also has an agreement with China Telecom which supplies Wi-Fi to venues such as McDonalds restaurants in Shanghai and Guangdong inside Mainland China. In the United States, iPass entered into an agreement with NetNearU, a company in College Station, Texas that services approximately 500 hotspot venues around the world, such as the Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), and Baltimore (BWI) airports. Other featured locations include Hyatt Regency and Embassy Vacation Resort hotels, marinas, cafes, and convention centers. NetNearUs TRACKOS Wi-Fi management system enables carriers and large operators to deploy hotspots in a variety of locations.


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