HP and iPass Simplify Connectivity by Bringing Global Wi-Fi Access at no additional cost to Notebook and Tablet PCsCollaboration allows HP customers in Asia Pacific and Japan to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network
SINGAPORE, October 2, 2014 — HP and iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the world's largest Wi-Fi network, today announced that select (1) HP notebook and tablet PCs will include the option to access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.
Through this agreement, iPass and HP will make it simpler and more affordable for consumers in Asia Pacific and Japan to connect to the internet locally and stay connected even when they are traveling. Customers who purchase new HP notebook and tablet PCs with this option will be able to register and automatically get access to millions of hotspots on the iPass global Wi-Fi network(2) for one year at no additional cost. The first of HP’s products with this option should be available from October 2014(3).
“As an ‘always on’ world continues to drive user expectations for affordable, seamless connectivity, HP continues to champion new mobile solutions for our customers,” said Roland Ng, vice president, Mobile Connectivity, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “We’re simplifying the process of connecting to the Internet locally, and while traveling, to ensure consumers and business get the most from their notebook and tablet devices.”
“People want easy access to stay connected to what matters to them most,” said Evan L. Kaplan, president and CEO, iPass. “We believe HP’s strength in the Notebook and Tablet business combined with the iPass global Wi-Fi network and easy to use apps will provide a powerful experience for consumers to connect to Wi-Fi while traveling. We are excited about this acceleration of making iPass available to the APJ market.”
To view a hotspot location map and to learn more about how to connect to iPass on an HP notebook or tablet PC visitwww.ipass.com/hpoffer.
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