Pareteum Procures Worldwide License to Embed iPass Technology
Creates Seamless Switching Between WiFi and Mobile
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – PRNewswire – May 14, 2018 – Pareteum Corporation (NYSE American: TEUM), (“Pareteum” or the “Company”), the rapidly growing Cloud Communications Platform company has signed a worldwide license purchase agreement to fully embed the iPass SmartConnect™ technology into the Pareteum Global Cloud Services Platform for a total consideration of $3 million. Under the terms of the license purchase agreement, Pareteum will have an unlimited license to enable their global subscribers to seamlessly switch between mobile and WiFi connectivity.
This investment into Pareteum’s infrastructure will move us closer to our vision of connecting any device, any network, anywhere. The unique communications solution integrates several connectivity options in a single platform. Connectivity will be enhanced considerably by adding a new functionality that enables a secure connection to the best signal available, regardless of this being mobile or WiFi. Pareteum’s vision of combining new complementary technologies with our existing cloud platform to further support the expansion of our customers becomes a reality as SmartConnect™ will be fully integrated into Pareteum’s Global Cloud Services Platform (“GCSP”), providing a seamless, worldwide, experience for our customers. The platform will recognize the best connectivity option available and automatically connect to it.
“Answering our customer’s needs by merging new technologies into our existing suite of services will allow Pareteum to distinguish itself as an industry innovator and disruptor. Owning the license for this new service offering will leverage and accelerate our customers business strategy by reaching the market with a wider set of features that complement and enhance their existing suites of products, turning into a higher end-customers attraction and retention, same as engagement and satisfaction,” commented Denis McCarthy, Pareteum’s SVP of Corporate Development.
Hal Turner, Pareteum’s Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, stated, “The need for different sources for a secure and reliable connectivity is a fact of life in today’s world. Pareteum is addressing that need by raising funds to invest into expansion and development and by disrupting the industry with innovative technology paired with a Global Cloud platform capable of managing and connecting these services.”
The mission of Pareteum Corporation (NYSE American: TEUM) is to connect “every person and everything.” Organizations use Pareteum to energize their growth and profitability through cloud communication services and complete turnkey solutions featuring relevant content, applications, and connectivity worldwide. Our platform services partners (technologies integrated into our Cloud) include: HPE, IBM, Sonus, Oracle, Microsoft, and other world class technology providers. All of the relevant customer acquired value is derived from Pareteum’s award winning software, developed and enhanced for many years. By harnessing the value of communications, Pareteum serves retail, enterprise and IoT customers. Pareteum currently has offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, Bahrain and the Netherlands. For more information please visit: www.pareteum.com.
About iPass Inc.
iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) is a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 64 million hotspots around the globe, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass SmartConnect app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi. iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
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