iPass announces inflight WiFi subscription service for business users
Enterprise mobility services provider iPass announced a new inflight WiFi subscription service for its iPass Mobile Network customers that leverages Aircell's Gogo Inflight Internet service now available on more than 825 commercial aircraft.
There is now no excuse for mobile workers to relax on the plane since they can now access the inflight connectivity the same way they access the iPass Mobile Network on various WiFi networks--without entering credit-card information and the other heavy lifting required to get on a new pay-for-hotspot network. iPass said enterprises are able to enforce VPN and endpoint security policies, generate detailed reports on mobile usage and receive one consolidated bill for all services used.
"With Gogo being offered on more than 3,000 daily flights, we continue to see an overwhelmingly positive response from frequent business travelers," said Michael Small, Aircell's president and CEO. "By partnering with iPass, we can now bring inflight connectivity to more than 3,500 enterprise customers without requiring the enterprises to change their infrastructure or disrupting the mobile worker's connectivity experience."
Gogo Inflight Internet is available immediately to iPass Mobile Network customers choosing to subscribe to the new premium inflight WiFi service. Customers will be charged on a flat rate basis per user, per flight. This price varies based on the length of the flight. There are currently three tiers of flight length: $4.95 for less than 1.5 hours, $9.95 for 1.5 to three hours; and $12.95 for more than three hours.
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