Press Release

iPass, a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced a partnership with XLN, a leading provider of broadband connectivity for small businesses in the UK. The agreement will provide iPass customers with Wi-Fi access at an additional 10,000 commercial venues across the UK, including cafés, pubs and restaurants. Furthermore, this additional footprint is using the latest Wi-Fi technology (802.1x), which provides users with added security and improved performance.

XLN public Wi-Fi was launched in October 2016. Free for both businesses to provide and their customers to use, XLN public Wi-Fi has expanded to more than 20,000 hotspots in less than one year. To date, XLN has 2.5 million registered users, placing it alongside the biggest Wi-Fi networks in the UK.

“XLN is one of the fastest growing Wi-Fi providers in the UK, so we are really excited about this new partnership,” said Patricia Hume, chief operations officer at iPass. “Today’s ‘Wi-Fi first’ mobile worker wants to be able to get online securely and easily wherever they are in the world. The combination of the ‘last-mile’ VPN functionality within iPass SmartConnect and XLN’s 802.1x enabled Wi-Fi hotspots will provide UK-based users with the security and performance they desire when going online.”

“We are delighted to be bringing high-quality connectivity to iPass users in the UK,” said Christian Nellemann, CEO at XLN. “Public Wi-Fi is an important part of our product offering and significant USP for us, so it is great that a large part of our footprint will now be accessible as part of the iPass network.”