Pareteum and iPass Form Strategic Alliance
Pareteum and iPass Form Strategic Alliance
Partnership to Provide Global, end-to-end Connectivity Services and Support to Mobile Operators, Enterprises, and IoT Providers
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, April 24, 2018 – Pareteum Corporation (NYSE American: TEUM), (“Pareteum” or the “Company”) the rapidly growing Cloud Communications Platform company, and iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, announced today the creation of a strategic partnership for collaboration in sales and marketing, and, the development of new products and services that will address a broad range of mobility challenges. Mobile operators, enterprises and IoT providers are increasingly experiencing mobile data security risks, competitive cost and mobile carrier friction for end users that includes the lack of globally pervasive affordable Wi-Fi offload and connectivity for IoT devices.
Hal Turner, Principal Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Pareteum, stated “Our Strategic Alliance with iPass is another material step in achieving Pareteum’s global aim of open mobility and open applications. Combining the power of iPass’ intelligent connection management technology, Veri-FiTM location data and analytics, and global Wi-Fi network with Pareteum’s Global Cloud Services suite will ensure that customers, including major mobile network operators, businesses, IoT application developers, and global business travelers, will reap the power of our software services, content, and applications virtually anywhere they are connected. Pareteum’s Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), now in a strategic alliance with iPass, takes a big leap forward through our cloud. CPaaS is a cloud-based platform that enables developers to add real-time communications features (voice, video, and messaging) to their own applications without needing to build backend infrastructure and interfaces. bringing global mobile solutions to our customers. We are delighted to work with the iPass team and add their platform to our cloud.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for both companies, and we are delighted to partner with Pareteum,” said Gary Griffiths, President and CEO of iPass. “Pareteum has a rich heritage in cloud-based mobile services for mobile operators, which combined with iPass SmartConnectTM intelligent connection management and Veri-Fi data analytics, expands the enterprise opportunities for both companies.”
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, Ribbon Communications (Sonus+GenBand), NetNumber, 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.
Forward Looking Statements:
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Pareteum Investor Relations Contacts:
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iPass IR Contacts:
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