Redwood Shores, CA, United States
Redwood Shores, CA, United States

iPass, Inc. is an American company headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. iPass provides global enterprises and telecommunications carriers with cloud-based mobility management and Wi-Fi connectivity services. iPass provides a platform for enterprises and individuals to bring together the world’s commercial Wi-Fi sites into a single global network for enterprise employees and service provider subscribers. Founded in 1996 as iPass Alliance, the company was added to the NASDAQ on July 23, 2003.The company focuses on three areas:Enterprise mobility: providing connectivity to enterprise business travelersConsumer mobility: making global Wi-Fi available to consumers on their telecommunication carriers’ subscriber billsManaged Wi-Fi networks: building, designing, and managing Wi-Fi and Wide Area Networks to retailers, enterprise branch offices, real estate holders, and telecom providers. Wikipedia.


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Mumbai – India | Barcelona – Spain: March 01, 2017:- Sterlite Technologies’ Telecom Software Division – Elitecore is a global provider of Public Wi-Fi, Mobile Data offload and Wi-Fi monetization offerings, today, announces next generation Wi-Fi solutions including Enterprise Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Global Roaming, Wi-Fi calling and Middleware for Carriers and Enterprises at MWC 2017. Elitecore service management platform (SMP), with successful case references for each of these solutions, will enable Carriers and Enterprises in quick roll-out of customised revenue models. It will offer differentiated Wi-Fi services across segments like hospitality, transportation, education, retail, smart cities, healthcare etc. and transform the end user mobility experience. Akshat Joshi, VP – Wi-Fi Business, Sterlite Tech – Elitecore says, “With the operators and enterprises increasingly focusing on Wi-Fi to deliver unique offerings, enhance customer experience and strengthen revenue potential – Sterlite Tech Elitecore SMP supports the business models evolution by launching innovative Wi-Fi solutions in the market as well as expanding scope by collaborating with OEMs and partners for productive integration to market.” The new solutions are: Enterprise Wi-Fi enable service providers to leverage Wi-Fi platform and offer customized and personalized services to Enterprise customers in various segments and enhance customer engagement and revenue opportunities Wi-Fi global roaming enables operators to offer seamless national and international Wi-Fi roaming to their EAP-SIM / Non EAP-SIM subscribers, iPass/Boingo Wi-Fi users and supports multiple authentication techniques for partnership, Wi-Fi roaming standards including WRIX, WiSPr, Hotspot 2.0 Passpoint compliance and thus harness the opportunity for additional roaming usage and revenues Wi-Fi Calling enables operators to overcome the challenges of declining voice revenue, poor indoor coverage, congested cellular spectrum, infrastructure CapEx etc. by offering Voice over Wi-Fi services. The solution offers enhanced 3GPP AAA capabilities of authenticating the user through secured IPSec tunnelling via 3GPP enabled SWm interface and enforcing relevant policies for Wi-Fi Calling Middleware solution enables operators to gain an edge over competition by adding pre-integrated middleware capable of handling and intelligently managing high volume of requests in dynamic networks Along with the launch of these solutions, Sterlite Tech Elitecore’s flexible and modular SMP has expanded its Carrier Wi-Fi and monetization business cases portfolio by integrating with multiple OEMs partners for cloud based WLAN infrastructure, advanced location computation appliance, and loyalty program partner retail management platform. ABOUT STERLITE TECH - ELITECORE Sterlite Technologies’ Telecom Software Division – Elitecore is a global IT product and service provider, offering pre-integrated BSS, Packet-core and Carrier Wi-Fi solutions. Elitecore has over 175 network deployments worldwide for 59 Service providers in more than 40 countries. Elitecore’s satisfied customer base includes 13 of the world’s top 30 operators. For more details, visit www.elitecore.com


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Brazil's leader in telecommunications and internet to utilize iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - iPass Inc. ( : IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that Vivo, leader in telecommunications and internet in Brazil, will be utilizing the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK) to offer premium Wi-Fi services to its mobile subscribers. Vivo is Telefonica Group's Brazilian brand, offering fixed line, mobile, broadband and pay TV services to about 100 million customers throughout the country. Using the iPass SDK, Vivo will be integrating patented iPass connection and authentication technology into its existing customer Wi-Fi application, "Vivo Travel Wi-Fi." Launched in 2016, the app expands Vivo's international roaming service to 400,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The agreement with iPass will further expand "Vivo Travel Wi-Fi" coverage to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots globally. "We see this partnership as the start of a long and fruitful relationship with Vivo and the wider Telefonica Group," said Patricia Hume, chief commercial officer at iPass. "In today's 'Wi-Fi First' world, telecommunications providers need to be able to bring Wi-Fi services quickly to market. With our SDK, they have the tools to easily ensure that their subscribers can enjoy the benefits of simple, secure and always-on Wi-Fi access." About iPass iPass ( : IPAS) is a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world's largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 60 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi. iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. About Vivo Vivo is a trademark of Telefonica Brazil, a leader in telecommunications in the country, with about 100 million internet, mobile, landline and pay TV accesses. Reference in 4G mobile telephony and ultra-fast broadband, Vivo offers a pay TV with more HD channels on the market and countless online applications that make people's life easier and more entertaining. Driven by constant innovation and high quality of its services, Vivo is at the center of a digital transformation that extends autonomy, personalization and real-time decision of its customers, offering to be in charge of their digital life with safety and reliability. Telefonica Brazil is part of the Telefónica Group, one of the world's largest communication conglomerates, with presence in 21 countries.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Posts year-over-year annual revenue growth for the first time since 2007; Annual GAAP net loss improves 50% over 2015; Usage of iPass network increases 39% 2016 over 2015 REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2017) - iPass Inc. ( : IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, reported total revenue of $16.1 million, GAAP net loss of $1.3 million, and Adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, and total revenue of $63.2 million, GAAP net loss of $7.8 million, and Adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. "Two years ago, iPass was essentially a reseller of Wi-Fi. Today, we have made our mark as a software company. iPass is solving the exploding demand for mobile data with our intelligent connection management," said Gary Griffiths, president and CEO. "We live in a world that always needs to be connected, yet no single network -- 3/4G, LTE, Wi-Fi -- is ubiquitous. Intelligent connection management is the Holy Grail in a connected world, and iPass has climbed to the top in this important technology. Since launching iPass Unlimited a year ago, our message is as simple as ABC: 'Always Be Connected.' Through a combination of Unlimited Wi-Fi, product development, network expansion and strategic partnerships, our customers consumed 39% more Wi-Fi hours in 2016 over the previous year. And that usage continues to grow, as evident in December 2016, with throughput 73% greater than the same period in 2015. The message resonates with our customers, whether it translates into higher productivity, the peace of knowing their data and personal information are secure, or greater cost predictability. That message has helped us drive Annual Contract Value on an impressive growth trajectory. Growing topline revenue has and will continue to be our singular focus. In 2016, we achieved annual revenue growth year over year for the first time in nearly a decade, and we have high expectations for 2017." Financial Outlook "We enter 2017 with more clarity in our business than at any time in the last two years. We have a strong backlog of committed revenue deals signed in 2016, a growing pipeline of blue-chip strategic partners, and an increasingly sticky customer install base that is consuming more and more network usage. With new deals closed by Tata, and new strategic partners starting to deploy, our vision to put the iPass technology on 1 billion devices is being realized, enabled through wise investment decisions to lock up additional network capacity and drive the cost of data connectivity continually down. We expect to spend more on Network Access Costs in 2017. Although the investment will keep our bottom line from improving at the same trajectory as our top line, it will fortify the competitive advantage we have developed in our network, which is critical to the overall success of the company. Similar to 2016, we expect some revenue softness in the first quarter, but project a clear line of sight to double-digit revenue growth starting in the second quarter." Financial Guidance For Q1'17 ending March 31, 2017, iPass anticipates the following: For the year ending December 31, 2017, iPass anticipates the following: Key Operating Metrics iPass tracks key metrics to evaluate operating performance. Wi-Fi Network Users (Enterprise and Strategic Partnerships) is the number of iPass platform users each month in a given quarter that used Wi-Fi network services from iPass. Active Platform Users is the number of users who were billed platform fees and who have used or deployed the platform during the period. This metric excludes UNLIMITED subscribers unless they have actively accessed network during the period. Hours Consumed represent the number of network hours consumed by our customers each month in a given quarter. ACV represents the annualized sales value committed under contract for newly acquired customers or significant upsell, in total across Enterprise and Strategic Partnerships. Conference Call iPass will host a live conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). To join the call, please dial-in 10 minutes in advance: toll-free at 1-877-681-3367 or direct at 1-719-325-4865 with a participant confirmation code of 2266606. The conference call will also be available live via webcast on the company's web site at http://investor.ipass.com. The webcast replay will be available until iPass reports its first quarter 2017 results. The telephone replay dial-in numbers are 1-866-375-1919 and 1-719-457-0820 and will be available until February 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. The confirmation code for the replay is 2266606. Forward-Looking Statements The statements in this press release: that usage continues to grow; that the growing topline revenue will continue to be a singular focus; that the company has high expectations for 2017; and all statements under "Financial Outlook" including that the company expects to spend more on Network Access Costs in 2017, that the company will fortify the competitive advantage it has developed in its network, that similar to 2016, the company expects some revenue softness in the first quarter, but projects a clear line of sight to double-digit revenue growth starting in the second quarter' and statements relating to iPass' projections of the year ending December 31, 2017, under the caption "Financial Guidance for the year ending December 31, 2017," are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations contained in these statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the following: the risk that consumers and customers will not perceive the benefits of the iPass UNLIMITED, iPass EVERYWHERE and iPass INVISIBLE initiatives to be as iPass expects; the risk that iPass will not be able to achieve the cost savings that iPass currently expects; the risk that the "End of Life" of iPass' legacy Mobile Office product may negatively impact customer retention and mobility revenues more than iPass expects; the risk that the iPass solution will not continue to achieve the market acceptance iPass expects; the risk of material reductions in iPass customers' existing minimum commitments more than iPass currently expects; the risk that iPass does not accurately predict usage for its Enterprise flat rate price plans which could result in iPass expenses exceeding revenues for these plans; the risk that iPass customers do not widely deploy iPass Open Mobile on smartphones, tablets and other mobile handheld devices at the rate iPass expects; the risk that demand for Mobility Services does not grow as iPass expects; the risk that strong competition in the market for Mobility Services could reduce demand for iPass' services; and the risk that a meaningful portion of iPass business is international, which subjects iPass to additional risks such as currency fluctuations. Detailed information about these and other risk factors that could potentially affect iPass' business, financial condition and results of operations are included in iPass' Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2016, and available at its Web site at www.sec.gov and the company's website at http://investor.ipass.com. iPass undertakes no responsibility to update the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be an inaccurate prediction of the actual results. In addition, investors and others should note that iPass announces material financial information to its investors using its investor relations website, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. iPass also uses social media to communicate with its customers and the public about iPass, its products and services and other matters relating to its business and market. It is possible that the information iPass posts on social media could be deemed to be material information. Therefore, iPass encourages investors, the media, and others interested in iPass to review the information it posts on U.S. social media channels including the iPass Twitter Feed, the iPass LinkedIn Feed, the iPass Google+ Feed, the iPass Facebook Page, the iPass Blog, and the iPass Instagram account. These social media channels may be updated from time to time. Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial and Operational Measures This press release also contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). iPass considers Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of the company's performance that is not required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP. The company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, CEO exit costs, proxy contest costs and non-recurring legal costs. The company believes Adjusted EBITDA provides a meaningful comparison between its core operating results, on a consistent basis, over different periods of time. Accordingly, management uses this financial measure for evaluating and making operating decisions and for purposes of comparison with its strategic plan, operating budgets and allocation of resources. Furthermore, iPass believes the use of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors: 1. To provide an additional analytical tool for understanding the company's financial performance by excluding the impact of items which may obscure trends in the core operating performance of the business; 2. To provide consistency and enhance investors' ability to compare the company's performance across financial reporting periods; and 3. To facilitate comparisons to the operating results of other companies in the company's industry, which may use similar financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or construed as an alternative to net income, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as a measure of the company's liquidity. In addition, other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than iPass does, which would limit its usefulness in comparing iPass' financial results with those of such other companies. The company defines a key operating metric, ACV, as the annualized sales value committed under contract for newly acquired customers or significant upsell, in total across the Enterprise and Strategic Partnership go-to-market strategies, in the period. Because ACV is not an alternative measure for GAAP revenue, but only an operational metric to provide insight on the health and progress of the sales pipeline and revised go-to-market strategy, the signing of committed contract value should not be assumed to have met the entire revenue recognition criteria. For example, while persuasive evidence of an arrangement always exist before reporting ACV, service may not yet have been provided to the customer or collections may not yet be determined to be reasonably assured. The company makes reasonable efforts to substantiate the viability of all reported ACV, but future events could change that conclusion. As an example, when a previously reported ACV customer fails to perform under the committed contract, such remaining calculated ACV will be reversed in the current period reported ACV. About iPass Inc. iPass ( : IPAS) is a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world's largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 60 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi. iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.


Patent
iPass | Date: 2012-01-11

In some embodiments, a method includes detecting, in a connection agent, a problem connecting to a network; receiving, in the connection agent, replacement configuration options, wherein the replacement configuration options are for updating a configuration profile for the connection agent; wherein the configuration profile for the connection agent and the replacement configuration options define parameter values used in connecting to a network; updating the configuration profile for the connection agent based on the replacement configuration options; and determining, using testing components in the connection agent, test results that indicate the replacement configuration options do not solve the problem connecting to the network.


Patent
iPass | Date: 2012-12-31

Some embodiments include a method for initially configuring a network appliance. The method can detect, by the network appliance, a subscriber network. The method can transmit, to a remote configuration service via the subscriber network, a request for configuration information for the network appliance, and receive, via the subscriber network, the configuration information, wherein the configuration information includes first parameters for the subscriber network, and second parameters for an access network for connecting computing devices to the network appliance. The method can also perform an automated initial configuration of the network appliance using the configuration information, wherein the automated configuration does not require user input, and wherein the automated configuration includes using the first parameters and the second parameters to configure the network appliance for use with the access network and the subscriber network.


Patent
iPass | Date: 2015-03-06

In some embodiments a method for correlating supply chain network information received from supply chain network components controlled by different entities includes receiving connection agent information indicating access point identifiers associated with network access points; receiving provisioning information including physical location identifiers identifying venues at which the network access points reside; receiving network authorization request and response records, wherein the network authorization request and response records include data associated with the connection agent information and the provisioning data. The method can also include determining an association between one of the physical location identifiers that identifies one of the venues and one of the access point identifiers associated with one of the network access points, the determining including, selecting, based on the common data, the physical location identifier from the provisioning information; and selecting, based on the common data, the one of the access point identifiers from the connection agent information.


A method includes sending a faked authentication request from a client device wherein the faked authentication request includes identification credentials. A faked authentication request indicates that a reply message in response to the faked authentication request is to include data for updating a directory on the client device. A reply message is received at the client device in response to the faked authentication request. The reply message includes data for updating the directory. The directory is updated based, at least in part, on the data for updating the directory.


Patent
iPass | Date: 2015-10-19

Some embodiments include a method for determining whether to establish a connection between a computer and a network. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving first network information from a network; determining a first trust level for the network by matching the network information to provisioning information, wherein the provisioning information indicates the first trust level and an authentication method of the network; verifying that network supports the authentication method, wherein the verifying includes exchanging information with the network; after verifying that the network supports the authentication method, establishing a connection to the network, wherein the connection provides access to an Internet.


Patent
iPass | Date: 2012-12-31

In some embodiments, a method includes scanning for wireless networks, where scanning includes collecting network information indicating properties of the wireless networks. The method can include analyzing the network information to determine signal data indicating signal qualities for the wireless networks. The method can include characterizing, based on the signal data, one or more wireless networks as being suitable for connection by the mobile device, where the characterizing includes determining, based on the signal data, movement of the mobile relative to one or more access points of the wireless networks. The method can include determining that one or more signals of the wireless networks are above a dwell threshold level for reliable wireless connectivity. The method can include determining that one or more signals has been dropped, and connecting to the mobile device to one of the one or more wireless networks that are suitable for connection.


Patent
iPass | Date: 2011-01-11

Some embodiments include a method for determining whether to establish a connection between a computer and a network. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving first network information from a network; determining a first trust level for the network by matching the network information to provisioning information, wherein the provisioning information indicates the first trust level and an authentication method of the network; verifying that network supports the authentication method, wherein the verifying includes exchanging information with the network; after verifying that the network supports the authentication method, establishing a connection to the network, wherein the connection provides access to an Internet.

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