AlwaysOn, a Wi-Fi provider in Southern Africa, has joined the iPass Open Mobile Exchange (iPass (News - Alert) OMX) to offer consumers a global Wi-Fi data roaming service that provides zero click access to over one million Wi-Fi hotspots globally as part of the iPass Mobile Network.
The AlwaysOn service allows users enjoy Wi-Fi roaming capabilities in South Africa and overseas in 110 countries throughout North America, Asia, and Europe allowing easy high speed Wi-Fi connections with a laptop, iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and Android-based devices.
Nico Pretorius, CEO of AlwaysOn, said, "AlwaysOn wants to ensure South Africans have an affordable, convenient and practical way to gain Internet access worldwide using Wi-Fi while they travel abroad. Joining the iPass Open Mobile (News - Alert) Exchange will enable AlwaysOn to broaden our service offering and also offer global service providers access to our premier Wi-Fi roaming footprint, the most extensive in the region."
Steve Livingston, senior vice president of carrier development at iPass, said, “Our Wi-Fi exchange combined with the most technically advanced zero click functionality offers revenue generating opportunities for service providers by providing them access to an extensive commercial Wi-Fi footprint for a truly global reach. We're excited that AlwaysOn, the leading Southern African Wi-Fi hotspot provider with the most extensive Wi-Fi hotspot network in sub Saharan Africa, will offer their customers this truly innovative Wi-Fi roaming service."
iPass OMX is a telecom service provider Wi-Fi exchange that helps to increase mobile network capacity quickly and cost-effectively by providing carriers with access to commercial Wi-Fi network. Through a single interface, iPass connects over 140 Wi-Fi network operators with certified WISPr interoperability in 111 countries and territories worldwide. iPass is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert) and a board member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
Recently, iPass announced that Affymetrix, a provider of life science analysis solutions for basic and clinical research, has selected the iPass Open Mobile service for global Wi-Fi connectivity for its workforce. iPass Open Mobile delivers a service for enterprises that securely and cost-effectively enables employees to be globally mobile from any device.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman