iPass (News - Alert), a provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers, announced it has extended partnership with Arqiva, a provider of communications infrastructure and media services, to provide international travelers with access to extensive airport and hotel Wi-Fi services.
The partnership benefits iPass subscribers travelling to U.K. Upon arrival they can seamlessly roam onto Arqiva (News - Alert) networks and get control of data roaming costs. They can access the company’s wireless hotspots in airports and hotels throughout the U.K.
With more than 1.4 million Wi-Fi hotspots across 130 countries and territories, iPass claims it has the largest commercial Wi-Fi network in the world, so they can offer fast, reliable and simple connectivity options to business travelers.
With its vast network, iPass gives customers connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world.
“Partnerships with providers such as Arqiva are critical to this and that's why we are so delighted to renew our agreement,” said Marcio Avillez, VP of Network Services, iPass, in a statement. “Through our partnership, we can provide our customers with seamless access to Arqiva's high quality, secure Wi-Fi services in UK airports and hotels, helping keep roaming costs predictable and transparent.”
Arqiva delivers communications infrastructure and media services for broadcast, satellite, mobile communications and WiFi markets. The company serves markets like travel, hospitality and retail sectors.
"WiFi (News - Alert) access at airports, hotels and other similar premium locations is essential for any international traveler and by partnering with iPass we can ensure their customers have the best possible WiFi experience when arriving into the UK and beyond," said Nicolas Ott, managing director of Telecoms at Arqiva.
"We are very pleased to continue to work with iPass to provide ever greater numbers of international business travelers with ways to control their roaming expenses when they travel to the UK," Ott added.