UK airport and hotel Wi-Fi hotspots deal renewed between iPass and Arqiva

Mobile services specialist iPass has renewed a deal that will provide travellers subscribed to the service with Wi-Fi in UK airports including Heathrow.

The agreement, with communications infrastructure firm Arqiva, means wireless hotspots in hotels and airports can be accessed without the need to log in or authentication.

iPass subscribers seamlessly roam onto secure Arqiva networks helping them control data roaming costs.

There is no need for extra logins and authentication as it all happens automatically in the background through the iPass client.

Marcio Avillez, vice-president of network services at iPass, said: “We have the largest commercial Wi-Fi network in the world, which means we can offer business travelers fast, reliable and simple connectivity options.

“Partnerships with providers such as Arqiva are critical to this and that’s why we are so delighted to renew our agreement.

“Through our partnership, we can provide our customers with seamless access to Arqiva’s high quality, secure Wi-Fi services in UK airports and hotels, helping keep roaming costs predictable and transparent.”

Nicolas Ott, managing director of telecoms at Arqiva, added: “Wi-Fi access at airports, hotels and other similar premium locations is essential for any international traveler and by partnering with iPass we can ensure their customers have the best possible Wi-Fi experience when arriving into the UK and beyond.

“We are very pleased to continue to work with iPass to provide ever greater numbers of international business travelers with ways to control their roaming expenses when they travel to the UK.”

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