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Ooredoo partners with iPass to offer global Wi-Fi

iPass announced that Ooredoo Global Services, the wholesale arm of mobile operator 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…

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M:tel introduces public Wi-Fi service for mobile customers

Bosnian operator m:tel has announced the introduction of Wi-Fi services from 27 October. The new service will enable all residential and business customers of m:tel’s mobile telephony service to access public Wi-Fi for a fee. The first 30 minutes will be free of charge, by sending a SMS with the message “minute” to access number 0651160. The price of the…

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CenturyLink introduces CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi bundled offering

CenturyLink, launched CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, a bundled offering that enables businesses with up to 250 employees to leverage advanced network capabilities combined with Cisco Meraki wireless technology. CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi offers these businesses a managed Wi-Fi platform that includes monitoring and analytics to help them better connect with their customer base. CenturyLink said its Business Wi-Fi offering provides an enterprise-grade…

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Smartphone users on Wi-Fi drive most website traffic

Smartphones are responsible for significant web traffic growth, and a surprising amount of it is on Wi-Fi, not mobile networks Web visits from desktops and tablets have declined dramatically, says Adobe Digital Insights in Adobe Mobile Trends Refresh — Q2 2017. The device people are using: their smartphone. And the majority of that device’s traffic is arriving via Wi-Fi connections, not mobile…

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Scandinavian Airlines Partners with iPass and Teleena to Offer Global Wi-Fi to Customers

iPass Inc., a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and the largest airline in Scandinavia. An airline industry first, customers will be able to purchase monthly access to the iPass global Wi-Fi network as a standalone service through SAS. By doing so, customers can get unlimited…

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To become a “Wifi mecca” Korea further expanding free Wifi zones

The South Korean government plans to provide additional free wireless internet access zones across the country to become a “Wifi mecca”, Yonhap news agency reports, citing a statement from the Ministry of Science and ICT. According to the Ministry, a panel comprised of 25 officials from the government, academia and telecom industry will discuss ways to deploy more free Wi-Fi zones,…

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UAE telecom provider offers free WiFi during Eid Al Adha holidays

Etisalat announced on Tuesday that it will offer free UAE WiFi by Etisalat – the telco’s high-speed public WiFi across malls, restaurants and cafes for residents in the UAE during Eid Al Adha period – August 30 – September 9, 2017. UAE WiFi lets residents connect to the internet using their mobile devices in major public locations across the country. During the…

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Dom.ru Business offers Wi-Fi authorisation with passport data

The Dom.ru Business unit of Russian operator ER-Telecom introduced a new option for authorisation on public WI-Fi networks, reports Gorodkirov.ru. Customers using Wi-Fi services in the HoReCa sector, as well as in commercial centres, libraries and other public locations will be able to authorise the connection using their passport data. READ MORE: Russia investigates mobile operators over local roaming fees Authorisation…

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Italy Is Launching a Nationwide Free Wi-Fi App

The Italian government has launched an app which will allow residents and tourists to connect to wifi across the country using a single log-in. Users will be able to connect instantly to a nationwide network of wifi hotspots – in railway stations, hotels and public institutions, for example – via the app, without filling in any further details after the…

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Business Travelers Expect to Manage Travel on All Devices

Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, announces results from its 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey* today, highlighting the increasing desire by business travelers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on the road. Instead of incentives such as priority boarding and airport lounge access topping business travelers’ wish lists, the study revealed travelers are…

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