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January 25th, 2016

iPass Partners and Panasonic Avionics Go Airborne WiFi

[Satnews] iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) announces an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to bring in-flight Internet access to iPass customers on 23 international airlines.

Under terms of the agreement, iPass, which provides convenient, secure, always-on WiFi connectivity on any mobile device, will be available on over 747 Panasonic-equipped aircraft that fly over 32,000 routes monthly.

iPass, which has agreements with several in-flight connectivity providers, now offers service onboard more than 2,700 aircraft. With this partnership, the company extends its service to passengers on airlines around the world, including Air Berlin, All Nippon Airways, and WestJet. iPass will have 50 million Wi-Fi hot spots available worldwide by the end of 2015.

In-flight WiFi is critical for our business customers, and our partnership with Panasonic extends iPass’ in-flight footprint to many of the world’s leading international carriers,” said Patricia Hume, the chief commercial officer of iPass. “Moreover, the partnership supports our strategy to offer iPass everywhere, so that iPass customers can move from airport to airplane to airport and beyond, with one, seamless, WiFi first, Internet experience.

We are dedicated to giving our customers a frictionless Internet experience,” said David Bruner, Vice President of Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics. “Our partnership with iPass brings convenient access to Wi-Fi connectivity to our customers through a single service, helping them stay connected when they need it most.”