iPass, a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, has announced that Ooredoo Global Services, the wholesale arm of world’s fastest growing telecommunications company Ooredoo, will be providing global Wi-Fi services to its customers across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia using the iPass SmartConnect™ SDK. The service is set to launch in Q1 2018.
Ooredoo plans to offer its 138 million customers, located across 10 countries, access to global Wi-Fi either as a standalone service or as part of existing mobile roaming packages. The new service will provide Ooredoo customers with simple, secure and unlimited Wi-Fi access to millions of hotspots worldwide. Through offering global Wi-Fi, Ooredoo aims to provide a leading digital experience to its customers across the company’s footprint.
Khalid Al Mansouri, chief operating officer, Ooredoo Global Services said: “As a company, we are committed to delivering the best data experience to our customers who are becoming increasingly centred on digital services. With iPass, our customers will have unlimited Wi-Fi access to millions of hotspots around the world at affordable rates, which will definitely enhance their digital experience and allow them to enjoy the internet even more.”
“We are delighted to be working with Ooredoo to bring global Wi-Fi access to customers in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Mato Petrusic, vice president, EMEA at iPass. “The iPass SmartConnect SDK makes it incredibly easy for network operators to integrate global Wi-Fi into their existing services. With more customers using roaming services, global Wi-Fi connectivity can prove to be a key differentiator for mobile network operators.”