iPass, provider of mobile connectivity for enterprises and global service providers through mobility and cloud services, has announced the iPass Open Mobile Exchange (iPass OMX), a carrier grade platform for service providers to extend mobility and internet offerings by integrating Wi-Fi with 3G and 4G.
The platform incorporates the world’s largest commercial grade Wi-Fi network with a reliable authentication and transaction settlements infrastructure, allowing providers to introduce new services to capture the rapidly growing Wi-Fi enabled devices market.
With the introduction of iPass OMX, iPass also announced the addition of Steve Livingston as senior vice president of carrier development to lead sales and marketing for the company’s new service provider business. Livingston was previously Microsoft general manager of Windows Phone strategic partner marketing. He has also held key leadership positions at AT&T, mBlox and ByteMobile.
“The next wave of Wi-Fi is becoming a mobile operator phenomenon, and it is our business to help telecom operators enter the Wi-Fi business with speed to market and a reduced cost and risk profile, without a need for additional capital investment,” said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of iPass.
“By enabling operators to provide an integrated approach to mobility, iPass OMX positions them to participate in the second wave of Wi-Fi. With Steve Livingston at the helm of our OMX offering, I’m confident that iPass can extend its highly reliable Wi-Fi exchange service to operators worldwide.”