Almost 50 airports in Norway will be covered by the iPass Mobile Network under a new deal announced by Oslo Lufthavn Tele & Data AS (OLTD) and the San Francisco-based provider of enterprise mobility services iPass Inc. The 46 airports concerned are operated by the government agency Avinor.
“Norway has one of the most developed communication markets in the world,” said iPass Vice President Marcio Avillez. “OLTD is known for its solid Wi-Fi network performance and the value it provides to business travellers throughout Norwegian airports today.” Founded in 1996, iPass is a provider of enterprise mobility services with 3,500 customers, including more than 420 of the Forbes Global 2000.
Around 40 million people travelled through Norway's 46 airports last year, as it is the most efficient way to travel over Norway's mountainous ranges that cover 80 percent of the country. Morten Eldevik, OLTD’s managing director, explained that this helps to explain the need for Norway to maintain its well developed airport system with efficient transport and communication solutions, both for business and leisure.
“All our airports have installed the same fourth generation Wi-Fi so iPass users can continue seamless Internet and cloud-based access with a high-level of service quality and availability,” he said.
iPass Open Mobile provides business travellers with a single secure login using corporate credentials, to access over 260,000 hotspots worldwide. For enterprises, iPass Open Mobile -- a cloud-based services delivery system -- provides the visibility, control and reporting capabilities of employees' network usage, security and costs, helping to drive down the total cost of ownership of enterprise mobility.
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[pictured: iPass Open Mobile Client, extended view]