iPass is a cloud-based service that provides our customers access to the global Wi-Fi, via its network of Wi-Fi hotspot. iPass claims that it has 57 million Wi-Fi hotspots in over 120 countries.
By using a combined portfolio of Wi-Fi roaming, Wi-Fi offload and intelligent network connection technologies and native mobile core network integration, the partnership will improve the mobile connectivity experience for one billion potential mobile subscribers, while assuring subscription identity and service-revenues for MNOs, said both companies in a statement..
Accuris Networks will integrate iPass' patented SmartConnect technology into its Wi-Fi eClient to enable advanced client connection analytics and access to iPass' global Wi-Fi footprint. This augments Accuris Networks' patented WISPr 1+ connection protocol which enables GSM-based authentication and secure Wi-Fi connectivity.
In addition, the Accuris Connect service speeds integration with mobile networks by supporting pre-paid service plans and existing billing systems.