iPass adds 51,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in South Korea with SK Telecom

iPass, a provider of mobility services for both
enterprises and service providers, announced that it expanded the iPass Mobile
Network in South Korea through its partnership with SK Telecom, a wireless
telecom operator in South Korea.


With the addition of 51,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, enterprise
mobile employees and roaming service provider partners will have access to more
than 580,000 Wi-Fi venues worldwide.


“South Korea has long been a leader when it comes to
mobile broadband,” said Kim Sun Jung, senior vice president and head of
customer marketing office, SK Telecom.

“SK Telecom made the decision to extend our Wi-Fi
services, and the addition of 51,000 hotspots is a direct outcome of that
effort. We will continue to evolve our wireless network by boosting our network
capacity and deploying more Wi-Fi hotspots across the country,” Jung


With the iPass Open Mobile platform, a cloud-based services delivery system, enterprises can enable mobile
employees to seamlessly connect their laptops, smartphones and tablets to the
iPass Mobile Network the world’s largest authenticated Wi-Fi network while
ensuring IT departments have complete visibility and control of network usage,
security and costs wherever their employees travel.


“SK Telecom is one of the most innovative mobile service providers in the world and South
Korea is an important market for business travelers to connect at airports,
hotels, convention centers, restaurants and office locations,” said Marcio
Avillez, vice president of Network Services at iPass.


“Through our established SK Telecom partnership we
are now able to offer iPass enterprise customers greater Wi-Fi access via
smartphones, tablets and laptops for mobile employees who are roaming,”
Avillez added.


iPass OMX is a Wi-Fi exchange that quickly authenticates
wireless subscribers to preferred Wi-Fi networks around the globe by leveraging
iPass existing global data centers. iPass OMX offers ‘zero-click’ mobile data
offload services with domestic and international data roaming between 3G, 4G
and Wi-Fi networks.


The Wi-Fi exchange also simplifies and expedites the
process of bilateral network connectivity between service providers, increasing
their speed to market, optimizing network costs and operations while also
allowing them to monetize Wi-Fi only devices that have been traditionally out
of reach.


iPass recently announced that it has expanded
the iPass Mobile Network in India with Spectranet, a provider of wireless
broadband with Wi-Fi coverage in key locations within ten major Indian

Business travel is increasing in India and our
partnership with iPass will allow enterprise users to connect to Wi-Fi coverage
in hotels, commercial office spaces, malls and markets.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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