In the times when the Cloud provides wireless connections there, BT Wi-Fi elsewhere, O2 in other places while Virgin Media Wi-Fies the London Underground, it seems to make sense to have a universal pass. In comes iPass with its single login solution.
iPass has confirmed that its customers (businesses) can now take advantage of 1m Wi-Fi and ethernet hubs around the globe – handy if you travel abroad often, also handy if you rely on wireless broadband rather than mobile internet wherever you go.
The California-based connectivity firm has achieved this tremendous growth (from roughly 40,000 in early 2008) by penning papers with various partners, the aforementioned BT Wi-Fi and The Cloud included.
The price of iPass’ single login solution comes at 10 USD cents per minute (which is tad more than 6p per minute). As you have probably guessed, it comes on a PAYG basis (pay-as-you-go).
Evan Kaplan, the Head of iPass, was quoted as saying:
“We live in a real-time connected world where devices are cheap but networks are increasingly expensive.
“It’s not only the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) conundrum that needs to be resolved; enterprises need to bring their own Wi-Fi network.”
At the moment, iPass no longer accepts individual customers. Only businesses are currently the company’s clients.