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IPass, Inc. (IPAS) To Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi In Over 100 Lufthansa Planes

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iPass, a provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom services entities, announced updates today to its offerings through Deutsche Telekmom and Lufthansa.

According to the announcement, iPass Open Mobile subscribers will now be able to access broadband in-flight Wi-Fi services while on Lufthansa aircrafts. The service, which is made possible through iPass's relationship with Deutsche Telekom, will expand iPass's Open Mobile Network footprint to now include hotspots in over 100 Lufthansa planes.

Deutsche Telekom's Head of In-Flight, Antje Williams, remarked, "We are excited to have realized another step towards our vision of becoming the leading European telecommunications company by enabling very easy and convenient, smart client based Wi-Fi access in the sky together with our partners."

iPass users can access the service on nearly every long-haul flight by simply connecting via their iPass Open Mobile client with the usual log-in details. Business users are able to comply with VPN and endpoint security policies while in the air, while the enterprises will benefit from simplified billing by avoiding a separate in-flight Wi-Fi access charge.

"We are delighted to be working with Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom to provide our subscribers with an extended hotspot footprint. Now iPass Open Mobile subscribers not only have access to the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network on land, but also in the air, with the biggest Wi-Fi enabled air fleet in the world," commented Marcio Avillez, iPass's VP of Network Services & Carrier Product Development.

He continued, "We know that there is significant demand for in-flight Wi-Fi services to help business travelers stay connected and productive. By working with Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom, we can help our customers to work securely and productively throughout their business trips."

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