iPass, the mobile connectivity provider, is partnering with Jisc, a provider of digital solutions to the education and research sectors, to extend Wi-Fi connectivity beyond the campus for higher and further education professionals across the globe.
The new service will allow higher education students and faculty staff to access Jisc's international roaming service, eduroam, at any university campus in the world. Jisc will now offer staff at universities and colleges to also access the iPass global Wi-Fi network.
Furthermore, iPass’ secure authentication and identity protection features give a measure of confidence to faculty that their valuable academic research will remain secure, should they be accessing public Wi-Fi networks.
“Internet connectivity has had a profound impact on every area of human endeavour, and the education sector is no exception,” said Patricia Hume, chief commercial officer at iPass. “We are therefore delighted to be working with Jisc to help its clients enjoy the benefits of secure, always-on, global Wi-Fi.”
“We are delighted to be working with iPass to extend the reach of this pervasive solution to our customers and particularly our members in education and research,” said Tim Marshall, executive director, Membership and Sales, Jisc & MD Jiscom. “This will enable academics and researchers stay connected wherever in the world they are.”
iPass offers secure, always-on, unlimited Wi-Fi access on any mobile device via its cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. iPass is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 57 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centres, outdoor venues, inflight, and more.
Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect platform automatically connects customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers can access the Wi-Fi service by downloading the iPass app to.