|By Marketwired .||
|August 7, 2013 04:07 PM EDT||
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/13 -- iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and telecom service providers announced today that TTNET, a subsidiary of Turk Telekom Group and the largest Wi-Fi network operator in Turkey, now offers unlimited international Wi-Fi roaming services powered by the iPass Open Mobile Exchange (OMX) platform.
A recent iPass survey on international data roaming revealed that more than 50 percent of international travelers make trips lasting six days or longer, and 96 percent view international Wi-Fi roaming as a valuable service offering. Travelers want to be connected with home and work and with the iPass Wi-Fi network spanning 124 countries and territories it is now much more feasible to do so.
"TTNET customers can now access the Internet in 124 countries, enabled by our relationship with iPass," said N. Mert Başar, vice president of marketing at TTNET. "Our Wi-Fi Abroad service provides unlimited access to over 1.2 million hotspots at an affordable monthly rate. There is no cost to activate an account and customers are charged for network access only during the months they use the service."
"According to Informa Telecoms and Media, the average person uses close to 130 MB of Wi-Fi data per day on smartphone and tablet devices," said Steve Livingston, senior vice president at iPass. "With this kind of usage pattern, a communications service provider that offers an affordable data proposition to travelers will win the business of the high value, international travelers segment. TTNET can now unleash a highly differentiated service for high-value travelers to stay connected as if they are at home."
Founded in 2006 to connect Turkey to the Internet and open up the country to the world, TTNET today is a communication and entertainment company that plays a leading role in the industry with its corporate and individual services and offers its customers the communication technologies of today and the future. Offering a combination of all three components of communication technologies -- Internet, television and voice -- TTNET meets all communication requirements of Turkey with its products in education, entertainment, communication and security as well as other business-specific products. The company's product portfolio includes primarily ADSL, fiber Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi wireless Internet connectivity, TTNET Wi-Fi international connectivity in partnership with iPass, G.SHDSL, Metro Ethernet, ATM and Frame Relay Internet connectivity. TTNET provides a complete array of mobile telephone services under the TTNET Mobil brand in partnership with Avea and landline telephone connectivity for individual customers under the TTNET Alo brand. TTNET is also the first company to introduce the technology of Tivibu Web and Tivibu Cep that make cinema and TV experience mobile and Tivibu Ev, which enables TV access at home with IPTV technology.
In addition to the Internet services, TTNET's value added services include TTNET Müzik where all kinds of music can be listened and the digital gaming market Playstore where popular online and digital games are sold. TTNET offers users a host of products and services for a secure Internet through TTNET Güvenlik while developing products and services tailored to the requirements of businesses through TTNET İşyerim Paketleri. Putting Internet, TV, fixed voice and mobile voice services on a single bill, TTNET has achieved another breakthrough in Turkey by becoming the first communication and entertainment company to launch "quad service."
About iPass OMX:
iPass Open Mobile Exchange (OMX) is the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi roaming and exchange platform for communication service providers. Through a single interface, iPass OMX provides certified WISPr interoperability to over 150 unique Wi-Fi networks; representing more than 1.2 million commercial Wi-Fi venues across 124 countries and territories worldwide.
About iPass Inc.:
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world's largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than 1.2 million Wi-Fi hotspots across 124 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world -- simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Open Mobile Exchange is a trademark of iPass. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.