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iPass Powers AlwaysOn to Provide Global Wi-Fi to Its Customers




REDWOOD SHORES, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/21/16 — (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that , the largest Wi-Fi provider in South Africa, will be using the iPass SmartConnect Software Development Kit (SDK) to offer customers free access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots, located in airports, airplanes, hotels and other public areas worldwide.

AlwaysOn is a subsidiary of and owns more than 2,500 hotspots across South Africa, which are already part of the iPass network. Using the iPass SDK, AlwaysOn is building a new branded application that will provide its customers with simple and secure global Wi-Fi access. By adding the iPass network to its domestic Wi-Fi offering, AlwaysOn will provide greater value to its subscribers and further differentiate itself in a competitive communications market.

“Our deeper partnership with AlwaysOn is a great example of how our SDK can help service providers build more engaging applications and offer greater value-add to their customers,” said Mato Petrusic, vice president EMEA & APAC at iPass. “Service providers ultimately gain competitive advantage by adding the iPass network to their existing offerings, transforming local Wi-Fi into global Wi-Fi.”

“The iPass SDK will enable us to take our customer offering to the next level, allowing our subscribers to get connected at millions of locations worldwide using a customer-optimized app,” said Hayden Lamberti, managing director of AlwaysOn. “Our customers will now receive unlimited Wi-Fi wherever they are in the world, which will allow them to make payments for service and check their account status using the same AlwaysOn global Wi-Fi App.”

iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world–s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 53 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

AlwaysOn was founded in November 2004 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African service provider. AlwaysOn, although part of IS, is run and managed as a separate entity with its own identity and goals in the consumer market. AlwaysOn is South Africa–s largest public WiFi hotspot network and provides high-speed, reliable WiFi Internet access in hotels, restaurants, airports, shopping malls and more, seamlessly delivering up to 3 million connections a month.





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