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iPass expands Wi-Fi territory with Devicescape's network

Telecom Paper
August 10th, 2015

Devicescape entered into a strategic partnership which sees its Curated Virtual Network (CVN) integrated into the global network offering of Wi-Fi aggregator iPass. The agreement underpins an initiative which unites substantial commercial and public Wi-Fi resources, creating a global network of 50 million Wi-Fi locations. This network integration enables iPass to deliver access on an unprecedented scale.

Mobile Europe

iPass reaches 50 million Wi-Fi hotspots with Devicescape tie-up

Mobile Europe
August 10th, 2015

Wi-Fi carrier iPass has extended its reach to 50 million global hotspots following a tie-up with wireless software company Devicescape. iPass has integrated Devicescape’s Curated Virtual Network (CNV) into its global Wi-Fi network, bringing access to approximately 20 million additional worldwide hotspots.

Fierce Wireless

IPass inks Devicescape roaming deal, announces 'world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network' with 50M hotspots

Fierce Wireless
August 10th, 2015

IPass announced a new resale deal with Devicescape that the company said will allow it to create the world's "largest commercial Wi-Fi network" that includes around 50 million hotspots. The agreement more than doubles the number of global hotspots available through iPass' aggregated Wi-Fi network.

The Mobile Network

iPass to offer customers access to Devicescape’s public access WiFi network

The Mobile Network
August 10th, 2015

Two providers of access to WiFi hotspots have joined forces, giving iPass users access to a potential 50 million public access WiFi hotspots across the world. The companies say that equates to two thirds of the world’s public access WiFi points, citing numbers from Rethink Research. The deal will give iPass exlusive access to Devicescape’s network of 20 million access points for a limited period, and the integration is expected to be complete by the end of Q3 2015.

Wireless Week

iPass, Devicescape announce Wi-Fi network partnership

Wireless Week
August 10th, 2015

Wi-Fi providers iPass, Inc. and Devicescape announced a strategic partnership Monday that will integrate the latter’s Curated Virtual Network into iPass’s global Wi-Fi network. “This is a significant partnership for us because it’s just taken our world’s largest Wi-Fi network of 20 million and doubled it to 40 million,” iPass CEO Gary Griffiths said, noting that other yet-to-be-announced partnerships will increase the network by an additional 10 million hotspots. “Our alliance with Devicescape is significant not only in moving iPass customers closer to ubiquitous connectivity, but also in setting the stage for global Wi-Fi accessibility for the Internet of Things,” Griffiths said.

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Devicescape partners with iPass to create 50 million hotspot wifi network

Telecoms.com
August 10th, 2015

Public wifi hotspot aggregator Devicescape is teaming up with commercial wifi network company iPass to create what is being claimed as the world’s largest commercial wifi network. Devicescape runs a curated virtual network, which involves aggregating a number of public networks into one, removing the need to log in again every time an end user switches networks. By integrating the 20 million hotspots Devicescape curates into its commercial network, iPass reckons the grand total exceeds 50 million hotspots, making it the world’s largest commercial wifi network.

TechWeek Europe

iPass Wi-Fi Network Grows To 50m With Devicescape Integration

Tech Week Europe
August 10th, 2015

iPass says its Wii-Fi network will cover two thirds of the world’s public wireless hotspots once the integration of Devicescape’s 20 million curated access points is completed. The two companies have reached a deal to double the number of hotspots available through iPass to 50 million by the end of the current quarter.

Computerworld

iPass has tech in beta to solve Wi-Fi's most irritating problem

Computer World
August 10th, 2015

It is another day, another partnership for iPass, a global provider of commercial Wi-Fi that is on a mission to stitch together a global network of hotspots for users. The announcement du jour is a partnership with Devicescape, which has more than 20 million hotspots around the world.

Computer Weekly

iPass expands worldwide Wi-Fi offering with 20 million more hotspots

Computer Weekly
August 10th, 2015

Commercial Wi-Fi network operator iPass has claimed its partnership with curated Wi-Fi network owner Devicescape will make it the largest wireless network in the world. The alliance will see iPass integrate Devicescape’s curated virtual network (CVN) into its own operations, allowing its customers to access an amenity Wi-Fi network composed of more than 20 million hotspots, in addition to its existing network of 30 million hotspots.

The Fast Mode

Devicescape, iPass Team Up to Unite Commercial and Public Wi-Fi

The Fast Mode
August 10th, 2015

Devicescape has formed a strategic partnership with iPass to integrate its Curated Virtual Network (CVN) into the global network offering. It aims to unite substantial commercial and public Wi-Fi resources, creating a global network of 50 million Wi-Fi locations.

The Guardian

Wireless could offer the answer to mobile data concerns

The Guardian
July 10, 2015

Market disruptors are always drawn to areas in which they can make a visible difference, usually because those areas have been ignored or underserviced. In the mobile market, data pricing is one such area and wireless is another. It’s no coincidence that the same players introducing pricing models designed to reflect actual user behaviour are delivering connectivity conceived along precisely the same lines.

Vanilla Plus

Freedom of Movement in the Connectivity Landscape

Vanilla Plus
July 10, 2015

Smartphone users exist within a connectivity landscape filled with cellular and Wi-Fi signals. As they navigate this landscape the quality of their smartphone connection varies dramatically. Most people spend around 90% of their time indoors, an environment where cellular networks frequently struggle to deliver optimum performance and where, very often, Wi-Fi is available in abundance. But quality of connection is only one measure of a user’s overall connectivity experience. Wi-Fi may often deliver the superior connection indoors but it lacks the refinement offered by cellular.

telecomstech

Wi-Fi: Will operators answer the call?

Telecoms Tech
June 11, 2015

A reliable voice service remains fundamental to the mobile experience — and therefore to the customer retention efforts of mobile operators — and a fully integrated, bearer-neutral voice service is a compelling proposition. But there is a wider significance to this trend, which is mobile operators’ acknowledgement that cellular alone can provide neither the ubiquity nor the consistency today’s consumer requires of their wireless connectivity.

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Google MVNO to launch this week – report

Telecoms.com
April 22, 2015

US search giant Google could launch its long anticipated MVNO as early as today, according to a WSJ report. An additional detail teased in the report is that Google is expected to offer data on a pay-as-you-go basis, with subscribers only paying for the amount of data they use.

TelecomTV

Google is preparing to launch its MVNO – no balloons involved

Telecom TV
April 22, 2015

Google is preparing to launch its wireless mobile phone service in the US within a week, according to the Wall St Journal which offers up some new, unverified information about what Google has in store.

telemedia

Google poised to unveil wireless service and shake up mobile data in US

Telemedia
April 22, 2015

Google is reportedly set to unveil its anticipated wireless service “as early as Wednesday, 22 April”, according to a report in the The Wall Street Journal today. But it won’t be offering calls per se, but instead is looking to radically shake up the mobile date market, letting users only pay for the data they use.

telecoms.com

Wi-Fi Calling for change

Telecoms.com
April 22, 2015

By giving customers these capabilities mobile operators are showing they understand that a truly comprehensive wireless connectivity service can only be created through the integration of cellular and Wi-Fi access. They are showing they understand that demand for connectivity does not cease at the edge of any one network.

Computer Weekly

EE offers Wi-Fi voice on Lumia 640 and Samsung Galaxy S6 devices

Computer Weekly
Date: April 7, 2015

Mobile network operator (MNO) EE is to launch a voice over Wi-Fi (VoWLAN) service on Lumia 640 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices from 10 April 2015, with wider availability on other devices set for later in the year.

Wireless

Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser On Putting Connectivity First

Wireless
Date: March 23, 2015

Devicescape, the provider of Curated Virtual Network of amenity Wi-Fi, believes its time operators abandoned the silo mentality of Wi-Fi or cellular and instead provide the best connectivity solution for each subscriber, as CEO Dave Fraser explains to Wireless editor James Atkinson.

PC world

Can a Barcelona romance bring Wi-Fi and cells together?

PCWorld
Date: March 4, 2015

In the romantic city of Barcelona, cellular and Wi-Fi are getting set up on a lot of dates this week. It’s a classic story: They’ve been neighbors for years and don’t always get along, but a lot of friends think they’re the perfect couple. There’s more matchmaking than ever at this year’s Mobile World Congress.