Telecom Lead Asia: Singapore Telecommunications’ Wi-Fi roaming services for enterprises in Singapore and across Asia will be powered by iPass.
SingTel will provide iPass Open Mobile to enterprises to enable their customers to be connected to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi hotspot network with over one million venues worldwide.
“SingTel is shaping the digital communications space in the Asia-Pacific region. Our partnership with SingTel validates the value of iPass Open Mobile for managing the mobility needs of enterprises,” said Christophe Culine, senior vice-president and general manager, iPass Enterprise.
“iPass Open Mobile helps mobile operators meet the evolving demands of their customers by offering a complementary Wi-Fi data roaming service that advances new revenue streams for the growing numbers of smartphone and tablets Wi-Fi devices,” Culine added.
Recently, iPass CEO Evan Kaplan said: “Mobile carriers are waking up to the power of global Wi-Fi roaming and the competitive advantage it offers. While Wi-Fi is in its early years, 15 telecom service providers worldwide are pioneering its growth and the signs are incredibly encouraging for explosive growth in this market.”
Though the public discussion on mobile operator Wi-Fi has previously centered on cost-savings offered by domestic mobile data offload, global Wi-Fi roaming has the ability to generate revenue. iPass has a unique vantage point in the telecom industry and the ability for service providers to deliver both consumers and the enterprise global Wi-Fi roaming connectivity is set to be an inherent part of their subscriber features in the future.