iPass, the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, announced that Bezeq, Israel's largest and leading telecoms group, has deployed and is using the iPass SmartConnect Software Development Kit (SDK) to bring global Wi-Fi to its customers.
Bezeq launched Bezeq Free Wi-Fi in 2012, setting out to provide customers with free and unlimited internet access away from the home. The service has since grown to cover 700,000 commercial and community hotspots across Israel.
Working with iPass' local partner Oranus, Bezeq has used the iPass SDK to enhance its Bezeq Free app (available on iOS and Android) to provide its customers with simple and secure access to millions of hotspots worldwide. Since its official launch in late September 2016, the updated Bezeq Free app has already been downloaded more than 60,000 times.
The partnership has also seen Bezeq's Wi-Fi footprint integrated into the iPass global network, meaning that existing iPass customers will now be able to stay connected while travelling in Israel.